Unions divided over call for climate strike

Friday, 22 February 2019 10:11
Trade unions have reacted to a call from Thursday's climate protesters to join in a massive protest on 15 March by issuing a call to strike, but solidarity is far from evident.

Flemish motorways still “jammed” in 2018

Monday, 18 February 2019 12:14
Last year, Flemish motorways traffic was up 0.4% on weekdays and 2.3% on weekends in 2018, according to the annual report by the Flemish Traffic Centre (Vlaams Verkeerscentrum).

More sick days taken in 2018

Friday, 15 February 2019 16:01
Almost two-thirds of Belgian workers (64%) were off sick at least one day in 2018, SD Worx reported on Friday.

National strike could cost €360 million

Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:12
The impact of yesterday's national strike was less than predicted, with only 4% of small company employees taking part, rising to 25% in companies with more than 50 employees, according to an evaluation by Unizo, the organisation that represents the self-employed.
Lotus bakeries recorded a 6% sales increase in 2018, compared to 2017, reaching 556.4 million euros.
Securitas plans to recruit an extra 1,500 people in Belgium during 2019, the security company announced on Saturday.
One week ago, Brussels Airlines was warning of the cancellation of 28 of the flights due to take off from Brussels Airport on 13 February, the day of a national strike called by private sector unions. Yesterday the airline announced it had cancelled all flights on that day – a…
Over the past five years in Brussels, doctors starting a practice were more often foreigners.
The Ecolo party is proposing a basic allowance of 460 to 600 euros per month for all persons aged 18 to 26 years, federal parliamentarian Gilles Vanden Burre announced on Monday in La Libre newspaper.
Public transport across the country will be affected by the general strike called by the main unions for 13 February, as employees of the national rail authority SNCB, Brussels public transport authority Stib, Walloon bus service TEC and Flemish equivalent De Lijn all join in the action.