Belgium -Dispute over roster -November 31, 2013

The trade union ASTB is protesting against the new rail timetable, which comes into force on 15 December 2013, and which, ASTB says, will result in a reduction in break-times for train conductors. According to rail authority SNCB/NMBS, talks took place last week in a ‘constructive and serene’ atmosphere, though no resolution was reached. ASTB is the smallest rail union, with about 500 members. However, its actions in the past have led to significant disruption. 

English: http://www.xpats.com/union-threatens-train-strike-november-5

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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