SNCB management are refusing to make a new financing agreement with the trade unions if the latter continues to threaten five-day strike action during January.

Wage increases lagging behind

Saturday, 12 December 2015 01:47
Belgian workers will enjoy an average increase in their wages of 1.7% in 2016, reveal the global management consulting firm Hay Group on Friday.
Approximately 30 people handed out peanuts and flyers to the public on Rue Neuve in Brussels on the occasion of Human Rights Day on Thursday at lunchtime, to expose the very low wages paid to Cambodian workers in the textile industry.

Unemployment drops in Brussels

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 22:00
The number of jobless people is decreasing in Brussels.
“We have not yet reached a formal agreement on electronic contracts for temporary employment,” says CSC following Monday’s presentation of a new system for electronic temporary contracts by Federgon, the federation of human resources providers.

Hiring drive by Securitas in France and Belgium

Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:47
Swedish Securitas, the European leader in security services, is recruiting heavily to face demand in France and Belgium, revealed the group’s CEO to the Swedish press on Thursday.
DP World is investing 270 million Euros at its Antwerp facilities between now and 2020, which will result in 300 new jobs, reveals the daily De Tijd on Friday.
“A house-sharing job seeker may receive the same benefits as a single person,” pleads a lawyer in the magazine De Juristenkrant, following a recent Labour Court case in Brussels.
The number of self-employed women rose by 11% between 2009 and 2014 (during which period the total number of self-employed workers rose by 8.7%), but this progress is largely due to the much higher number of women running part-time businesses.
30,000 self-employed workers managed to accommodate their current economic situation when working out their social contributions in the first 2 quarters of 2015.