Belgium - Two confederations organize national day of action - March 5, 2011

The two union confederations that did not sign the 2011-2012 national framework agreement for the private sector, the socialist FGTB/ABVV and the liberal CGSLB/ACLVB, both organised a day of action on 4 March. FGTB/ABVV chairman Rudy de Leeuw on his blog reiterated earlier arguments for his confederation’s refusal. He emphasized that the efforts towards a new European stability pact and the Merkel initiatives in that direction did not help either to accept the IPA (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 December 2010 and Year 4 January and February 2011).



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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