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.
The Brussels Times