Belgium -Asylum workers strike against cuts -June 23, 2015

Asylum workers strike as cuts are being implemented without consultation.

Employees of the Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers Fedasil at 5 asylum centres have staged a 24-hour strike. The unions called their members out on strike in protest against cuts. The industrial action took place at the reception centres in Jodoigne (Walloon Brabant), Kapellen, Broechem (Antwerp province), Poelkapelle (West Flanders) and Klein Kasteeltje in Brussels. The action was being taken against Fedasil plans to save 20 million euro. The trade unions admit that savings need to be made, but the announced cuts are being implemented without consultation.

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