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Partial deal in Zaventem industrial dispute

14 July 2006

BRUSSELS — Unions and Zaventem Airport operator BIAC have reached a partial deal in an industrial dispute about overtime. 

“The threat of strikes has strongly declined,” ACV-Transcom union official Jan François said.

The deal states that BIAC staff will be issued at the end of August an overview of their work hours performed from January-June 2006.

They will then be paid for the overtime at the start of September, news agency Belga reported on Friday.
The issue of overtime is not the only sticking point, however. Unions are also demanding a generic deal over every point of contention.

At the start of this week, unions ACV-Transcom and ACOD threatened to disrupt summer holiday flights from Zaventem with strikes.
Unions had placed several complaints on the negotiating table, such as wages, an overview of hours worked, job classification and service rosters.

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Subject: Belgian news