Proximus allowed to push out over-60s

Friday, 08 January 2016 20:11
The federal government approved a voluntary redundancy plan involving Proximus workers over 60, representing several hundreds of workers, almost all of whom are civil servants, reveals daily L'Echo on Friday.
The four largest consultancy agencies in Belgium - Deloitte, EY, PwC and KPMG - aim to recruit some 1,800 people in 2016, including over a thousand new graduates, write dailies L’Echo and de Tijd on Tuesday.
At the end of December 2015 unemployment in Flanders stood at 228,987, 710 job-seekers (0.3%) fewer than at the same time in 2014, according to figures released on Monday by Flemish Employment Minister, Philippe Muyters.
The Volvo lorry factory is looking to take on 150 new workers to increase production as of march 2016, plant spokeswoman Vera Bostijn has indicated.
Last month there were 411,326 wholly unemployed people in Belgium, which is 10% fewer than in November 2014, indicated ONEM (the organization responsible for payment of unemployment benefits and jobseeker support) on Wednesday.
Sick workers cost the authorities more than the unemployed, the De Tijd reported on Saturday.

Prison officers start strike

Friday, 18 December 2015 20:14
Strike action was launched in 34 Belgian prisons at approximately 10:00pm on Thursday.
Next to the traditional M (male) and F (female), federal authorities added the gender “X” on their job postings, revealed Secretary of State in Charge of Equal Opportunities Elke Sleurs, on Thursday.

Unions to sue SNCB

Thursday, 17 December 2015 12:38
Unions are considering the possibility of suing SNCB, reveal dailies La Libre Belgique and L’Echo on Thursday.

Nike to recruit 539 staff in Belgium

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 18:09
Nike is to recruit 539 staff in Belgium in to cope with the growth in its operations, the business announced on Tuesday, confirming a communication issued by the trade union BBTK (SETCa).