Belgium - 20,000 support European trade union protest in Brussels - March 6, 2011

At the occasion of the European Summit of 24/25 March focusing on economic governance in the EU, on Tuesday 24 March trade union demonstrations and rallies took place in Brussels, as part of ETUC’s European Day of Action. The Belgian union confederations, FGTB/ABVV and CSC/ACV, contributed 20,000 militants that made the trade union opposition to the European economic governance proposal which was to be examined during the Summit, clearly visible and loudly heard. Supported by their executives, members of FGTB/ABVV unions blocked the main motorways leading into the Belgian capital.

English: http://www.etuc.org/a/8505; http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en …

Dutch: http://www.abvv.be/web/guest/news-nl/-/article/184540/&p_l_id=10187  

French: http://www.abvv.be/web/guest/news-fr/-/article/184493/&p_l_id=10624

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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