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Socialist union announces national strike on 24 June

14:38 03/05/2016

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.

Written by Robyn Boyle

Comments

Mikek1300gt

Lazy gits.

May 3, 2016 15:53
salsadancer

Agree. This is NOT the time for Belgium to be on strike in any sector. Country should be pulling together, encouraging tourism, and trying harder. Privatise most of the public services and things would run a lot smoother. Change the labor laws so hiring and firing is easier and less costly. That would be a start.

May 4, 2016 09:47
Krystchris

They say you never know what you have until it's gone. I say let the unions break the county and see how much they all enjoy being unemployed with no social benefits.

Jun 23, 2016 10:13