Belgium - Care workers demonstrate for better jobs - November 30, 2016

Trade unions from the social care sector staged a major demonstration in Brussels, to protest against increased work pressure as a result of continuing austerity measures. The unions demand investment of the government in the sector and oppose the commercialisation of care and culture. The demonstration was joined by workers from the cultural sector. Some 20,000 protesters from the so-called ‘white sector’ (social care workers) targeted the increasing work pressure, demanding more staff and better pay.

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