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Train strike cancelled

Published on 09/03/2004

9 March 2004

BRUSSELS – Belgian train drivers unions have called off a strike that looked set to cause travel chaos for evening commuters on Tuesday.

Representatives from the Syndicat Autonome des Conducteurs de train (SACT) said last-minute talks with Begium’s state-owned rail operator SNCB had convinced them strike action was not necessary.

The union said it had received a number of key promises from the SNCB during talks on Monday.

SACT drivers had threatened to strike because they were unhappy with plans to change the way they had to work.

The union represents around half of Belgium’s French-speaking train drivers.

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Subject: Belgian news