Belgium -Rail strike announced -September 21, 2012

Unions at the national rail company NMBS have called on their members to strike on 2-3 October after negations with the Federal Government Minister responsible for public sector companies Paul Magnette (Francophone socialist) reached a dead end. The rail unions have been involved in negotiations about the future structure of the state-owned rail company and are in favour of an integrated company structure that includes both passenger services and the rail infrastructure. The governmental proposals do not include an integrated structure.



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