Belgium strongly affected by Ikea restructuring

Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:44
“We did not expect that such a successful company would make such a restructuring.''
800 immigration candidates took part in the 12th “Destination Canada” work mobility forum in Brussels on Saturday.
Not even a quarter of the Belgian applicants should expect an answer after their job application.
The bpost rotating strike continues Monday, led this time by front-desk staff and by both service and call centers, unions said.

Blokker family wants to sell namesake stores

Monday, 12 November 2018 17:23
The Blokker family has decided to sell its shares in its namesake stores.
Women’s gross monthly salaries are on average 500 euros less than those of their male counterparts, according to figures from the Partena social secretariat, quoted by L’Echo on Friday.
The Workers Party of Belgium (PTB) is calling on the State to review cost-of-living salary allowances to reflect the consumer price index rather than the health index.
The share price in the semi-state owned Bpost dropped by more than 10% when stock markets opened on Thursday, as the effects of unions’ week-long strike spread.
Seven out of ten Belgians are not satisfied with their current income, reveals a new component of the national survey on happiness that was performed by Gent University (UGent) and the life insurer NN on 3,770 people.

Public services in Brussels on strike today

Thursday, 08 November 2018 07:39
Anyone planning a visit to public services in the 19 municipalities of Brussels today will face locked doors, as civil servants at communes, CPAS social aid agencies and public hospitals stay closed as employees take part in a demonstration in the city.