Technical specialists with an undergraduate degree earn 25% more than the gross average starting wage of 2,195 euro per month.
Belgium has the lowest percentage of all EU countries of women in top civil service jobs, according to figures from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) leaked to Le Soir newspaper.
Two police unions protesting at government plans to cut sick-day entitlements are considering “fine-free weeks” as an alternative to strike action.
Ryanair pilots based in Belgium have been called out to strike on the 10th of August, the Christian trade union, CNE, and the Belgian Cockpit Association, BeCA, announced on Wednesday.
The social tension at Ryanair has now extended to the Netherlands, where pilots working for the low-cost airline have threatened to go on strike if it fails to offer them better working conditions.
After months of negotiations, the Government of Brussels and its social partners have concluded an 11-million-euro agreement aimed at improving the working conditions of close to 14,000 employees (in full-time equivalence), the regional government announced on Wednesday in a press release.
To stimulate more people into finding a job, new employees will be able to receive a tax-free bonus from their employer.
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.