Belgium - National strike in demand of better pay - February 28, 2019

Workers from a number of sectors went on strike to enforce the unions’ demand to raise wages by 1.4% and improve working conditions, including old age pensions. The strike paralyzed parts of the public sector and traffic, like airports. Dockworkers in Antwerp also laid down their tools to support the demands. The united union movement regarded the strike a success. On 26 February 2019 an agreement was reached between unions and employers which includes a wage raise of 1.1%. Members will vote for or against the agreement next month.

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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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