Belgium -Anti-austerity rail workers’ strike paralyses transport -October 19, 2015

Rail workers went on strike on 9 October to protest against austerity cuts. Ten days later a similar day of action by the socialist rail union ACOD/CGSP caused disruption to a number of train services in the Liège, Luxembourg and Namur provinces and part of Walloon Brabant. International train services were affected as well, as Eurostar trains went no further than Lille and Thalys routes were cancelled. The aim is to make rail passengers aware of their grievances about the Federal Transport Minister plans for the railways.


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