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De Lijn staff call 24-hour strike for Friday

10:29 07/10/2020

Public transport services in Flanders will be disrupted by a 24-hour strike by De Lijn drivers this Friday, unions have announced.

The unions are protesting against a redundancy plan and the privatisation of some of De Lijn's transport activities, such as school transport.

Talks between management and three unions broke down on Tuesday. "The management lacks the will to find concrete solutions," the unions said in a leaflet handed out to commuters.

It is not yet clear how widespread Friday's disruption will be, but Rita Coeck from the CGSP-ACOD union warned: "The inconvenience to passengers could be significant."

Written by The Bulletin