Commission to investigate Flightcare
22 July 2005, BRUSSELS — A special commission will investigate safety problems and workplace conditions at the Zaventem Airport baggage handling firm Flightcare.
22 July 2005
BRUSSELS — A special commission will investigate safety problems and workplace conditions at the Zaventem Airport baggage handling firm Flightcare.
The agreement was reached on Wednesday as an arbitrator discussed the industrial dispute between unions and Flightcare management.
The arbitrator also drew up an agenda for negotiations at that meeting and more discussions were being held on Friday.
ACF union spokesman Joris Welters said Flightcare management will explain at Friday's meeting why it sacked union official Maria Vindevoghel.
For its part, the union will "present a list of breaches of social legislation and safety regulations that urgently must be resolved", he said.
The commission will discuss the alleged breaches with the employees council, unions, management and government specialists starting from September.
The industrial dispute centres on the sacking of Vindevoghel for alleged safety breaches. Flightcare has refused to reverse the dismissal.
But the union ACF briefly occupied Flightcare offices on Wednesday after warning earlier this week it will wage guerrilla-like protests.
After a recent airport strike, a court ruling had warned any further industrial action that delays passengers will result in the union being fined.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Belgian news