Thousands of workers took to the streets on Tuesday in Brussels and other Belgian cities in a national demonstration called by the common trade union front against the Federal Government’s pension reforms
The branch of the General Federation of Belgian Labour that represents employees of the food, beverages and hospitality sector, FGTB Horval, is calling for gross hourly wages in establishments such as hotels, bars, cafés and restaurants to be increased to 14 euros.

Océade closes the doors for the last time

Sunday, 30 September 2018 10:48
Water amusement park Océade, situated on the Heysel plateau, will close its doors to the public for all time tomorrow, according to plans for the shopping and leisure centre Neo.
Around 10,000 people took part yesterday in a demonstration in Brussels against changes to the rules on sick leave for public sector workers.
Low-cost airlines Ryanair has said it will be cancelling 28 flights into and out of Belgium today, as a result of a continuing dispute with staff over pay and conditions.

Public sector workers strike on Friday

Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:22
Public services and transport in Brussels are expected to be seriously disrupted on Friday as a result of a strike by public service workers.

Ryanair CEO urges unions to call off strike

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 18:27
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has called on the airline’s unions to cancel a strike scheduled for Friday.
Ryanair pilots based in the Netherlands will take part in Friday’s strike at the low-cost carrier, the Dutch pilots union, VNV, announced on Tuesday.
Sixteen university professors have come together to warn against the damage that reforms to the system of unemployment benefits could cause.

More than 300 applications for job with no pay

Friday, 21 September 2018 10:08
More than 300 people, from Russia to the Philippines passing through Belgium, have applied for a job offering no pay, but with rather sumptuous living arrangements.