Public companies are concerned about the implementation of the approaching approaching burqa. Royal Dutch Transport (KNV) provides a practical problem in rejecting people with clothes that cover their faces.
"We depend on the police for law enforcement," secretary Arjan Vaandrager said against the army. "When the police don't show up, this can have consequences for the security of public relations staff."
Concerns KNV followed after a statement from Femke Halsema, mayor of Amsterdam. He said that enforcement is not given priority because other cases have priority. Utrecht and Rotterdam also indicated that the burqa ban had not been listed.
The Cabinet wants a ban on the prohibition of public transportation, schools and nursing institutions to take effect since July 1, 2019. According to the KNV, there is a big difference between public transportation and other public institutions.
"Schools and hospitals are buildings where porters or janitors are always present who can take action," Vaandrager said. "But in public transport you have to deal with buses, trains and trams that are moving and difficult to stop vehicles."
FNV does understand the concerns of operators. Unions argue that it does not depend on the driver to maintain the burqa ban. "They are there to transport people from A to B. Talking to someone about not having a ticket is very different, this is about your duty as a carrier", said spokesman Ron Sinnige against AD. "The burqa ban has nothing to do with it."