Deal struck to end transport strikes
9 November 2004, BRUSSELS – Unionists and management appeared on Tuesday to have struck a deal to end disruption on Brussels’ trams, metros and buses.
9 November 2004
BRUSSELS – Unionists and management appeared on Tuesday to have struck a deal to end disruption on Brussels’ trams, metros and buses.
On Monday night, managers and workers' representatives from Brussels public transport operator STIB signed a draft agreement after several hours of talks and previous meetings with an industrial mediator.
The trade unionists were due to take the document to their members for final approval on Tuesday.
The accord, which should avert a transport strike planned in the city on Friday, is said to be based on commitments the management first offered a week ago.
STIB workers had said the strikes caused by a lack of communication within the company and inhumane working conditions, including drivers losing their breaks if they got stuck in traffic jams.
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Subject: Belgian news