Belgium - Negotiations set to start over position of asylum service workers - January 6, 2011

After a 24-hours’ strike on 22 November, the CSCP/CCOD and CGSP/ACOD public service federations have managed some progress in their campaign to get employees of the Fedasil asylum service transferred to the federal civil service. These employees have been on fixed-term contracts and lower rates of pay than in federal civil service, and the unions are pushing for an end to precarious employment conditions. An agreement will be put to the unions on 17 January beginning a process of negotiation over the practical details (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 November 2010).




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) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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