Heavy traffic is expected for those leaving Belgium on Friday evening due to Carnival holidays and winter sports departures, according to traffic monitor group Touring.
Unions and employers are at the negotiations table, trying to reach an agreement on the 2019 and 2020 margin for wage increase.
The Belgian government approved Friday, a royal decree allowing an increased number of parents, to take time off to look after a disabled child.
The “activation bonus” that businesses must pay older employees who stay at home (but keep part of their salary) rarely needs to be paid, L’Echo and De Tijd reported on Saturday.

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.