Long queues at Schiphol airport won’t be solved by r alonehire more guardsThe Koninklijke Marechausee, which is in charge of border crossings, is also short of hundreds of workers, insiders said. Telegraph.
“Structurally, there are about 200 to 300 empty seats,” the insider said. The Marechausee is a police unit that functions as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border control, including airports.
So solving the shortage of security personnel at Schiphol would only move long lines of passengers from security checkpoints to passport checkpoints, according to sources in the paper.
MarVer, the trade union of Koninklijke Marechaussee, acknowledged a shortage of staff, but its president, Sven Schuitema, was unable to give the newspaper an exact number. Acknowledged, but did not disclose the number.
Schiphol is one of the most notable examples of widespread staff shortages in the Netherlands. The airport has been suffering from hours-long queues at security checks since April, and had to make multiple requests to airlines. Reduce the number of departing passengers.
The Dutch labor market is currently very tight, with more vacancies than people looking for work. There were some signs of market easing in the third quarter, Vacancies fell and unemployment rose slightly, the Dutch Statistics Office reported earlier this week.
At the end of the third quarter, there were 121 vacancies per 100 unemployed, 143 vacancies per 100 unemployed in Q2.