Belgian rail unions threaten strike on 30 April
The rail unions are threatening a 24 hour strike on 30 April just before the extended holiday weekend in Belgium.
The strike action would start Wednesday evening at 10 pm and end on Thursday (1 May, which is a holiday) at 10 pm.
The trade unions complain that there is a discrepancy between what the management promises and what the workers actually get.
"The management proposed giving the workers a wage increase of €250 gross per year for the next three years. This is actually only 1% of the smallest barometer at Belgian Rail," say representatives of the unions.
According to the unions the personnel is being asked to make a lot of concessions regarding flexibility and productivity, but in exchange are getting very little back from the management.