Belgium - 48-hour strike rail union, more strikes announced - June 30, 2018

A planned 48-hour strike that was held at the end of this month will be followed with four more days of strikes in July, according to union statements. Unions are striking in protest at a new bill on the designation of arduous work and early retirement. The union stated that it is in total opposition to the introduction of the measures which would, according to them, endanger the regime applying to the full range of railway workers. The list of jobs involving heavy labour which is currently being considered does not include all rail workers. The result, union critics say, would mean some employees having to work longer, but without receiving an increased pension when they retire.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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