Strike at three post centres in Brussels

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7 November 2007, BRUSSELS – Postal company De Post reports that strikes were held at "only three" of its distribution centres on Wednesday morning. Fred Lens, spokesperson for De Post, said that minor actions took place only in the Brussels Mail, Schaarbeek Mail en Laken Mail centres.

7 November 2007

BRUSSELS – Postal company De Post reports that strikes were held at "only three" of its distribution centres on Wednesday morning. Fred Lens, spokesperson for De Post, said that minor actions took place only in the Brussels Mail, Schaarbeek Mail en Laken Mail centres.

In Laken eight of the 13 sorters stopped work at 5 am, and 19 of the 49 delivery people failed to leave on their rounds. "25,000 fewer pieces of mail will be delivered in Laken today as a result," Lens said.

In the city of Brussels 31 of the 55 sorters stopped work at 4 am rather than 6.30 am, and only six of the 30 drivers started their rounds. "As a result, some 250,000 pieces of post, mainly business mail, failed to leave the centre," Lens said.

In Schaarbeek Mail 19 people stopped the night shift early, resulting in 20,000 pieces of post being left behind at the centre this morning.

New talks between the unions and management were started on Wednesday morning. The unions are opposed to the reorganisation of the night-time sorting system.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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