Federal labour minister Kris Peeters has given his partial backing to a call from the families’ union Gezinsbond for working grandparents to be given special leave to care for their grandchildren in certain critical situations.
It is a time of major change on the railways – except when it isn’t.
In the first eight months of 2018, three out of four employees covered by the Auxiliary Paritary Commission for Employees, CP200, received an average gross salary increase of 22.60 euros, the Acerta human resources agency said in a study published on Wednesday.
"The law does not need to be negotiated but respected,” unions representing workers at Ryanair said in an open letter meant as a reminder for the CEO of the low-cost Irish carrier, Michael O’Leary.
The Brussels regional employment office, Actiris, has launched its second consecutive campaign to encourage jobseekers to learn Dutch, and featuring national footballer Vincent Kompany.
From the 8th to the 12th of October, Le Forem and the VDAB will join forces to encourage interregional mobility as part of “Work in Flanders week”.
On Friday, the ministerial cabinet approved a draft law that puts in place a part-time pension system in the public sector pension regime.
The average Belgian earns 3,329 euros per month before deductions, which is 4% more than last year, according to a survey by the Jobat online employment site.

Wages growing faster in public sector

Thursday, 04 October 2018 17:08
In the last twenty years, the increase in civil servants’ salaries was 5% higher than in the private sector, a study from IRES, Institute of Social and Economic Research (UCLouvain) reveals, mentioned by L’Écho on Thursday.
Should negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) fail, giving rise to a “hard Brexit”, that could cost Wallonia just over 5,000 jobs, 0.4% of all employment in the region in 2015, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Institut wallon de l’évaluation, de la prospective et…