Brussels Airlines management and trade unions are once again negotiating on the topics of salaries and working conditions of the pilots, according to De Standaard on Monday.
A new tax rule allowing people to make up to €6,000 a year without paying tax while performing certain odd-jobs has been postponed by parliament, after a legal challenge to the Council of State.
The Brussels public transport company, Stib, is offering an allowance of 500 euros to any employee who helps it to recruit a candidate whose profile can enable it to increase the number of women in sections with few female staffers, Sudpresse reported on Monday.
The number of complaints of workplace discrimination went up by 13.5% in 2017, according to the annual report of Unia, the independent office for complaints of breaches of equal rights.
Belgium had over 400,000 people with long-term illnesses at the end of 2017, according to data from the National Health Insurance-Disability Institute, quoted by De Tijd on Tuesday.
The federal pensions minister has reached an agreement with public sector unions on the rules governing pension rights for employees considered to be working in “heavy labour” jobs, a spokesperson for the CSC/ACV union said.
Unions representing pilots for Brussels Airlines have threatened two more days of strikes in June, following the breakdown of talks with management after two strike days this week.

Four-day strike at De Lijn begins today

Thursday, 17 May 2018 09:41
Thursday sees the start of four days of strike action by drivers at the Flemish public transport authority De Lijn, which also runs in Brussels. Liberal and socialist unions are protesting against restructuring plans.
To safeguard pensions, careers need to be longer and the employment rate higher, the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium, FEB, has said in reaction to a demonstration by unions in favour of pensions.
Wednesday’s national demonstration against government proposals for pensions reform is expected to have widespread repercussions on public services, especially public transport.