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    Brussels domestic workers will strike on 13 January

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    The General Federation of Belgian Labour, FGTB/ABVV is planning to take strike action on Monday 13 January in Brussels to press demands for salary increases for ‘service-voucher’ domestic workers.

    The roughly 145,000 domestic and laundry workers paid in service vouchers are calling for a 1.1% wage increase, pursuant to an inter-professional salary agreement concluded in early 2019.

    However, employers do not want to grant the increase in that form.

    A social conciliator has been designated in a bid to resolve the impasse, but thus far there has been no result.

    After demonstrations in Bruges and Hoeselt, the FGTB/AVVS now plans strike action in Brussels.

    For its part, the CSC has called a strike for 8 January to keep up the pressure on the employers.

    Oscar Schneider
    The Brussels Times