Ebola – Brussels Airport unions meet with national Ebola coordinator
Saturday, 18 October 2014
On Monday morning at 9:00AM, the National Ebola Coordinator, Dr. Erika Vlieghen will meet with unions, employees and the authorities of the Brussels Airport. The unions are demanding that passengers from countries affected by the virus be examined upon arrival on Belgian soil. “We are pleased with the decision from the Brussels Airport to scan luggage arriving from at risk countries,” said Olivier Van Camp of Setca to Belga. “But we would like passengers to be examined as well, as is the case in France and the United States for example.”
The unions as well as the employers plan to repeat this request when they meet with the new Ebola coordinator on Monday morning.
“If we do not get a positive answer, we will take further action. Whether there is a real risk or not, the situation has an important psychological effect on the staff as well as the passengers,” concludes Olivier Van Camp.