Belgium - Meter readers strike over temporary contracts - October 9, 2009

Employees of the Metrix meter reading company, a subsidiary of Sibelga, the company that manages the gas and electricity networks in Brussels, went on strike in protest at the high level of temporary contracts in the company. Only one in four workers are on permanent contracts compared with 75% in comparable companies in Flanders and Wallonia. The company has refused to increase the number of permanent contracts.



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