Who are the 500 people on the streets of Brussels on Thursday?
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Who are the 500 people on the streets of Brussels on Thursday?

Civil servants from Brussels' municipalities and public hospitals marched in Brussels' streets to express their dissatisfaction in 2018 as well. Credit: Belga

About 500 local government staff members from Brussels’ municipalities and public hospitals marched in Brussels’ streets to protest against their ignored demands on Thursday morning.

They gathered in front of the office of Brussels’ Minister-President, Rudi Vervoort, to protest against the lack of response to their demands for a pay raise and improvement of their working conditions. The civil servants have been making their displeasure knows for several months, but so far, their demands have remained unanswered, reports BX1.

Translation of tweet: “As a result of a manifestation on the Boulevard du Régent #Brussels, traffic is disrupted. We advise avoiding the area.”

According to them, the new Regional government has expressed no intention to support local government staff in its statement for the next five years, despite election promises, reports 7sur7.

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times