Poverty still threatens 15% of Belgians

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 13:12
In 2015, The risk of income poverty remained stable in Belgium at around 15%. This is reported on Monday by the FPS Economy on the basis of a survey on incomes and living standards (by EU-SILC which provides related statistics).
Friday’s general strike has been described as a success by Belgium’s Christian trade union federation, the CNE. “A clear message has been sent to the Minister of Economic Affairs, Kris Peeters,” the federation said in a press release on Friday.« Strike, information and awareness actions have been carried out as scheduled…
Secretary of State for Asylum Policy and Migration, Theo Francken, issued a call Tuesday to employers, during a presentation at Cercle de Wallonie at Namur, asking them to do their part in the process of activation towards employment for refugees in Belgium, with a view to their adequate integration.
Belgium’s Cabinet of Ministers gave the green light on Friday to the transposition into Belgian law of the European directive against social dumping, a process that took some time due to the need to organize social consultations, according to Employment Minister Kris Peeters and the Secretary of State in charge…
Belgium, together with Italy and Turkey, have the highest levels of regional disparity in employment rates in the OECD zone, stated Thursday this international organization in its “OECD Regions at a Glance, 2016”, a study which analyses wellbeing at the regional level.
The sector suffers from "unfair competition" and feels "ignored" by the government.

Work will resume Monday at Arlon Prison

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 18:13
Prison agents on strike at the Arlon Prison, who met Tuesday at a general assembly, decided to resume work next Monday, we were informed by André Paquay, CSC Delegate of Arlon Prison.
The inspection service in charge of Employee Wellbeing will be checking up how on businesses prevent burn-out, L’Echo reported on Saturday.
Following general assemblies organized by public transport workers on Friday, « the majority of picket lines have been lifted », the Walloon regional transport company announced on Friday evening. The company, which operates public transport companies,TEC, in Wallonia, said workers at the TEC in Namur-Luxembourg, Brabant wallon and Liège-Verviers had decided to…
Steelworkers in Wallonia and Brussels have announced that they have filed strike notice with effect from Friday and valid until the 31 December 2016 so as to cover « all types of action that need to be taken in the coming months. The steelworkers, who belong to the General Federation of…