Belgium - 48-hour strike railway - August 31, 2018

After a 48-hour strike trade unions and management of the rail authority SNCB/NMBS have reached an agreement which is likely to rule out further industrial action for the summer. The main element of the agreement involves an increase of 6% in purchasing-power payments for train drivers - a formula that allows the SNCB to treat it as a one-off allowance, rather than a change in pay conditions. In return, drivers have agreed to a productivity increase of 2%.

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