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.

Most Belgians afraid of changing jobs

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:34
Job mobility is particularly low in Belgium, with most workers saying they prefer to remain at their current posts and employers, while a mere 15.81% are actively seeking other jobs, according to the 9th annual report of the Acerta human resources firm, published on Wednesday.
Belgian labour inspectors have checked 174 dubious businesses in big cities so far this year and found that 98 of their 214 workers were not employed using the proper procedures, including 34 who were undeclared.
Brussels Airlines pilots have rejected a proposal aimed at solving the issues of pressure on the job and remuneration but have not opted to go on strike since both parties would like to continue their negotiations.Jason BennettThe Brussels Times