The restructuring plan announced by Proximus in early January is just about saving 240 million euros, unions representing employees of the telecommunications operator said on Wednesday at their hearing with the Chamber’s Infrastructure Commission.
Abusive behaviour in the workplace, such as sexual and moral harassment, aggression and discrimination, appears to have increased considerably in just a year, notes a study released on Tuesday by the Securex human resources service provider.
The country's three main trade unions – socialist, Christian and liberal – have issued a joint call for a general strike on 13 February, following the collapse of talks on pay with government and employers.
The Federal Government’s Jobs Deal bill incorporates none of the 20 remarks made by Brussels, the region’s minister in charge of Employment, Didier Gosuin, charged on Tuesday.
Dubbed “Blue Monday” for obscure commercial reasons, the 21st of January has not seen more people off the job as a result of illness than normal.
Some 8,000 Belgians have taken advantage of a measure exempting them from income tax and social security contributions for some supplementary activities, up to a maximum of 6,000 euros per year, according to data provided on Friday by the Office of Social Affairs Minister Maggie De Block.
On Friday, the Federal Council of Ministers adopted a Brexit law, which will lead to 718 additional new recruits.
More than 1,500 jobs are under threat in call-centres that work for Proximus, according to the General Federation of Belgian Workers (Setca).
The New Look chain of clothing stores has announced at a works council meeting that it intends to file for bankruptcy for its six Belgian stores, the CNE and Setca unions said on Thursday.
Salaries in Belgium are still higher than in neighbouring countries, but the greater productivity of Belgian workers sharply reduces this handicap, according to the Central Economic Council, CCE.