A strike by cabin staff of the Ryanair low-cost airline has been confirmed for 25-26 July after talks on Wednesday within a paritary commission failed to achieve any substantial progress, the Christian trade union LBC-NVK told Belga news agency.
The Flemish region has announced a plan to attract highly-trained work-seekers from outside the European Union, employment minister Philippe Muyters said.
Although economic growth in Belgium has been gradually slowing down, the unemployment rate should drop continuously in the country’s three regions in the next few years, according to the “Regional Economic Prospects 2018-2023” report.
The 350-euro incentive granted to any jobseeker who successfully completes training for a labour-strapped profession goes into effect on the 1st of September, Wallonia’s Labour Minister, Pierre-Yves Jeholet, announced on Thursday at the end of a meeting of the Walloon Government.
A government plan to allow those working part-time or retired persons to earn up to €500 a month without paying tax is gathering opposition, with an appeal by the farmer’s union Boerenbond this week to the Constitutional Court.
The Metisp-Protect union announced on Thursday evening that it supported the strike notice issued by the Independent Union of Railway Workers, SIC, for the 10th of July from 03 :00 a.m. to the 12th of July at 0:300 a.m. and called on all train drivers to join the work stoppage.
Almost one in five jobseekers in Flanders has a foreign diploma.
Cabin crew flying out of Belgium for the low-cost airline Ryanair have announced their intention to strike for two days later in the month, on 25 and 26 July, a union representative confirmed.
Communal social aid agencies (CPAS/OCMW) can no longer oblige the unemployed to take part in community service work in return for unemployment benefits, the Constitutional Court has ruled.
The planned 48-hour rail strike has begun, at 2200 hours last night, with varying effect across the country thanks to the introduction of a minimum service by the rail authority SNCB.