Belgium - Pilots at Brussels airlines demand better wages and less work pressure - February 28, 2018

Following actions in January where pilots decided to take off with a delay of 15 to 20 minutes Brussels airline pilots increased their actions in demand of better wages, pensions and work pressure. They asked full runway length at Brussels Airport and took additional fuel. The pilots are supported by the trade unions. Later on, the pilots declared that for the time being they won’t be taking industrial action.

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