Airport security guards to strike over pay rise

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21 April 2005, BRUSSELS - Security staff at two Belgian airports could hold further strike action, it was reported Thursday.

21 April 2005

BRUSSELS - Security staff at two Belgian airports could hold further strike action, it was reported Thursday.

Workers for Securitas, which provides security at Brussels National Airport and Charleroi airport, are demanding a 4.5 percent pay rise above inflation, but bosses have said they can only increase salary by the rate of inflation.

On Wednesday evening, management and the FGTB union met to try to thrash out a compromise.

The talks lasted three hours and were described by management as "constructive". However, the parties failed to reach an agreement and workers carried through their planned strike from 3am-6am on Thursday.

Securitas bosses said the main sticking point was the refusal of unionists to call off industrial action.

Securitas workers now intend to blockade the firm's administrative office at Neder-Over-Hembeek.

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Subject: Belgian news

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