DHL workers to protest
26 October 2004
BRUSSELS – Workers at the courier express firm DHL are to demonstrate in Brussels on Friday.
Unionists are demanding the company’s management guarantees the security of their jobs after 2008 when the company plans to cut back its activities at Brussels National Airport.
Up to 1,700 jobs are expected to go after DHL decided last week to scrap its plan to make Zaventem its biggest international hub. The move came after months of bitter wrangling over the question of whether DHL should be allowed to run more night flights at the airport.
Although DHL has said Belgium will still be an important centre for it after 2008, workers are still worried about the future.
On Monday night, the unions met at the DHL sorting office in Elewijt along with representatives from other companies at Zaventem.
They decided that during their demonstration on Friday, they will also call on Belgium’s politicians to work out a stable political and legal policy on the number of night flights at Brussels National Airport.
[Copyright Expatica 2004]
Subject: Belgian news