Belgium - Strike at Recticel plant ends with deal - November 30, 2017

The workforce at a Recticel plant in Wetteren went on strike as the company was not willing to come up with a substantial pay proposal. A majority of the workers had rejected the proposals for the collective agreement. The management refused to go beyond the sectoral norm of 1.1%. Workers were of the opinion that they had contributed in the last year with an increase of productivity (of around 6%) to a remarkable recovery. The trade unions backed up the workers and signed, later on, an agreement in principle that received an 83% yes in a ballot. In the deal, the management promises a pay increase and more respect for workers’ rights.

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