Belgium - Federal civil servants on strike - April 30, 2018

The federal civil servants have organised a strike that affected federal public services, social security and scientific bodies, prisons and detention centres. The trade unions called for the strike because they are unhappy with the reforms being introduced by the minister for the civil service. The government plans to reduce the size of the workforce with jobs for life. Instead, the government wants to introduce temporary staff and to reduce the facilities of the workers on a direct labour contract.

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