Strike at De Post continues

13th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 November 2007, BRUSSELS - The sorting centres of De Post in Brussels centre and Schaarbeek were visited by Bernard Delvaux, second in command at De Post, on Monday night. That did little good however. Night sorters in the two largest sorting centres suspended work once again after the visit. Danny Van Hee, representative of liberal union VSOA, has announced this.

13 November 2007

BRUSSELS - The sorting centres of De Post in Brussels centre and Schaarbeek were visited by Bernard Delvaux, second in command at De Post, on Monday night. That did little good however. Night sorters in the two largest sorting centres suspended work once again after the visit. Danny Van Hee, representative of liberal union VSOA, has announced this.

Van Hee says that the Post executive talked to the night sorters in private about the document handed to the unions on Monday. The visit took place at the Brussel-Stad Mail centre at about 12.30 am. After that Delvaux visited Schaarbeek. "De Post wrongly referred to the document we were handed after new talks on Monday as an 'agreement.' We are letting our following decide and they have clearly not showed agreement," Van Hee said.

The trade union representative says it cannot be ruled out that in the course of the day new wildcat strikes will be reported at the smaller sorting centres. Management had handed over a commitment to unions on Monday which stated that in the test phase for the reorganisation of the night sorting system, "maximum account would be taken of individual problems." "The signal from our following is clear. The sorters want the night shift times to be changed. If management does not make concrete promises, I don't see any way out of this impasse," Van Hee added.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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