Rail unions threaten with strike on 30 April

21st April 2008, Comments 0 comments

Unions complain that management is not fulfilling promises to the workers.

21 April 2008

BELGIUM - The rail unions are threatening with a 24-hour-strike on 30 April. This comes just before the extended holiday weekend in Belgium.

The strike action would start on Wednesday evening at 10 pm and end on Thursday at 10 pm.

The trade unions complain that there is a discrepancy between what the management promises and what the workers actually get.

"The management proposed giving the workers a wage increase of EUR 250 gross per year for the next three years. This is actually only 1 percent of the smallest barometer at Belgian Rail," say representatives of the unions.

According to the unions, the personnel are being asked to make a lot of concessions regarding flexibility and productivity, but in exchange are getting very little back from the management.

[flandersenews.be / Expatica]

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