Belgium - Protests against reform and wage plans government continue - December 31, 2018

Trade unions are continuing their joint actions against the federal government's policy with a week of action on 14 December. Even though this government itself is under discussion unions go on with their protests against the pension, end-of-career and wage plans of the government and employers. The week of action ended with a national day of action on which some workers, amongst whom the TEC buses, trams and metros worker in Liège and Charleroi and port workers in Ghent, went on strike. Besides the transport sector strikes also took place in the food sector, and the metal and textile sector. The increase in the retirement age is very sensitive to people who perform physically demanding work and many workers are willing to engage in industrial action to prevent the proposed pension reforms.

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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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