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Socialist union announces national strike on 24 June
The socialist union FGTB has announced a new national strike in Belgium on 24 June, reports Le Soir. The union had indicated a few days ago that there were plans for a strike. The choice of date was not random, as it is “just after the exams, but before the summer holidays”, according to FGTB.
The FGTB has also decided to hold a national demonstration in Brussels on 24 May. The other two major unions, the AVC and ACLVB will also take part in the May rally, but are so far undecided about the strike on 24 June.
The decision to strike comes after the Belgian government earlier this month announced possible plans to reform the 38-hour work week.