Trade unions are to demonstrate on Tuesday in Brussels in a common front linking three federations to press for “a fair and worthy pension”.
Belgium registered the 2nd highest job vacancy rate – 3.6% - in the euro zone in the third quarter of 2017, according to figures published on Monday by Eurostat, the European statistical office.

Tax shift adds 1% to 3% to salaries in 2018

Monday, 11 December 2017 19:17
Belgian workers will see their net salaries go up from January 2018 as a result of the ongoing tax shift. The SD Worx human resources firm puts the increase at 1.5 to 3%.
One in five persons of North African or Turkish origin says (s)he has been victim of discrimination while seeking employment in Belgium, according to UNIA, an independent public anti-discrimination institution in Belgium.
The unemployment rate in Brussels was 16.5% last month, according to figures released on Monday by the region’s employment office, Actiris: jobseekers numbered 91,985, which was 4,673 fewer than in November 2016.
Five construction sites were closed down per day in Belgium last year because of precarious working conditions, Het Nieuwsblad reported on Wednesday.
Belgium’s Cabinet of Ministers on Friday adopted a measure allowing workers aged 60 years and above with strenuous jobs to have their work time reduced through a compensatory employer’s allowance exempt from social contributions.

Youthful employment on the rise

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 20:08
The absorbtion of young, first-time job seekers into the labour market in Wallonia increased in 2016 for the third consecutive year, jumping to 58.2% last year, from 56.9% in 2015 and 54.4% in 2014.
The Flemish Employment Office, VDAB, aims to monitor the types of job opportunities explored by unemployed persons on the Internet so as to see if they are really looking for work, the Flemish press reported on Monday.
About 200 trade unionists from the food and allied services sector massed on Monday morning outside a McDonald’s restaurant in downtown Brussels to protest against the use of the UberEATS online platform to deliver hamburgers.