Antwerp port strike ended before it began

Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:42
A strike by sea pilots whose job it is to bring ships from the North Sea in the port of Antwerp has been avoided, after unions reached an agreement with Flemish minister for administrative affairs Liesbeth Homans.
New study by Stepstone and Boston Consulting Group shows, among other things, that "soft job elements" contribute to employee motivation, but also influence the changing employer branding strategy.
Sea pilots in the port of Antwerp have embarked on a strike of indeterminate duration, they warned on Monday.
Belgium has the Euro zone’s highest rate of unfilled vacancies, 3.5%, way above the regional average of 2.1%, according to figures for the second quarter of 2018, published on Monday by the European Statistical Office, Eurostat.

Builders’ unions refuse to accept spy-camera

Monday, 17 September 2018 08:40
Unions representing construction workers have said they will refuse to accept a new on-site camera which can tell when a worker is not wearing the regulation helmet.
Unions representing cabin crew for Ryanair have promised the biggest strike ever in the airline’s history, to take place on 28 September.
Ryanair rejected Thursday CNE’s “false declarations,” according to which the strike by a “small minority” of its cabin crew on 28 September will cause “chaos” in its network.
In an interview granted to Sudpresse newspapers last Saturday, federal Minister of Pensions, Daniel Bacquelaine, announces a half-time pension by 1 January 2020 at the latest.
Near half (49 %) of workers affirm they themselves can choose methods or techniques used to achieve their work objectives is what comes out of the biennial study led by human resources services group Acerta, published Thursday.

Unfilled vacancies reach record high in Belgium

Thursday, 06 September 2018 17:18
The number of unfilled posts in Belgian businesses went from 140,690 in the first quarter of 2018 to 145,760 in the second quarter, according to figures published on Thursday by the Belgian statistical office, Statbel.