Belgium - Rail unions call for strike against government - January 31, 2016

The French speaking rail unions have been on strike on 6 and 7 January in protest against the government’s demands that the railway cut costs and workers’ off days. The public transport union CSC Transcom and the railroad workers’ union CGSP Cheminots confirmed that they would go ahead with the planned strikes while Dutch speaking unions decided to negotiate with the Belgian government. The government says it wants to step up ‘productivity’ among rail workers, by enforcing them to work one hour more each week, but unions say working conditions would deteriorate.

English: http://aa.com.tr/en/world/belgian-rail-unions-call-for-strike …   

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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