The Flemish civil servants are complaining that they will have to walk 13 minutes more.
The area they will have to go through, was said to be “potentially unsafe” as they walk past a small park. The Flemish employees received the support from the socialist trades union ACOD.
The news about the protest was picked up by the satirical programme De ideale wereld (The Perfect World) on the commercial TV station Vier, in which they made fun of the civil servants.
They organised a walk themselves with actors to make the joke.
The Flemish government took things seriously, though, organising guided walks for its staff.
These were such a success, that it was decided to create a special brochure.
The leaflet contains ample information about things to see along the way, such as the WTC Towers and … a closed ‘frietkot‘ where it used to be possible to buy fresh chips.