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Stib, De Lijn and TEC warn of major disruption during Monday's strike

Buses operated by De Lijn stand idle at the depot during a previous strike (BELGA PHOTO KRISTOF DEBECKER)
07:51 02/12/2021

Public transport companies Stib, TEC and De Lijn have announced that disruptions to their respective networks will occur on Monday due to members of staff taking part in the planned national strike. Trains operated by SNCB should run normally.

A day of demonstrations is planned for 6 December in Brussels with trade unions protesting against the 1996 wage standard law.

De Lijn is developing an alternative timetable, based on the number of employees who will be working. This will be ready on 4 December, according to the De Lijn website.

Stib is also expecting disruption due to staff taking part in the demonstration and the effect the protests will have on the transport network in the city. “For the moment, it is difficult to estimate the extent of the disturbances," the Stib said on its website

In Wallonia, public transport operator TEC has also warned of possible disruption as the FGTB and CSC unions are participating in the strike.

Belgian rail operator SNCB said that no impact on rail traffic is expected.


Written by Nick Amies