Belgium -Civil servants protest against national attrition policy and loss of bonus -February 07, 2013

Civil servants in Brussels took to the street to protest against government policy to reduce their workforce by not replacing retired employees. They also protested against the loss of bonuses from January 2014 onwards and demanded negotiations with the unions when the government wants to change the working conditions. The responsible secretary of state, Hendrik Bogaert, has said that reform is unavoidable.

English: http://www.euronews.com/2013/02/07/belgian-civil-servants-strike ...  

 

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