The Stib network will be at an almost complete standstill on Thursday, and no buses, trams or metros will run in Brussels on the 6th of November, the CSC Stib pubic services said on Monday morning. It will be the same during the strikes taking place in Brussels on the 8th and 15th of December as part of the national strike movement. “The government deal will seriously damage our purchasing power, already too low for us Stib workers. It will bring into question several collective internal work agreements that were tough to negotiate, as well as numerous compensatory social gains for ‘tough and hard’ jobs, notably those given at the end of careers and credits”, explains Olivier Rittweger, president of the Bus-Tram-Metro delegates for CSC Stib public services.
More than 80% of the Brussels company’s workers took part in Thursday’s national demonstration and want to take part in the two strikes planned as part of the Union’s movements in December. Three actions supported by the Stib joint Trade Union Front.
“It’s impossible to allow workers to express their displeasure and simultaneously provide even a minimum service for passengers during a national strike movement”, explains Olivier Rittweger.
As a consequence, “the Stib network (bus-tram-metro) will be at an almost complete standstill all day Thursday, and normal service will not resume until early Friday”.
Maria Novak (Source: Belga)