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Unions demonstrate in Brussels to demand better worker protection 2023-05-23 [CP24]

Draft bill puts 'right to freedom of opinion in danger', says Belgian union leader 2023-05-16 [The Times]

CG-FGTB vows to fight for more freedom, equality and democracy 2023-04-01 [BWI]

Social unrest spreads from Delhaize to Aldi 2023-03-30 [The Times]

Unions submit strike notice for Belgium's entire retail sector 2023-03-26 [The Times]

workers push back against Delhaize franchising its supermarkets 2023-03-24 [UNI Global Union]

'This blockade is a warning': Delhaize e-commerce depot blocked by strike action 2023-03-19 [The Times]

New job: Head of Press and Communications 2023-02-22 [ETUC]

Workers in Belgium take action over cost-of-living crisis 2022-12-17 [EPSU]

Arrests in Qatar corruption probe 2022-12-10 [EURACTIV]

Unionized rail workers stage nationwide strike 2022-11-29 [Xinhua]

Social service workers denounce an overload of work and a lack of staff 2022-11-16 [EPSU]

Cost-of-living strike hits traffic, businesses in Belgium 2022-11-11 [Al Jazeera]

General strike over inflation 2022-11-09 [UNI]

BSCA Security refuses to discuss with the unions; strike at Charleroi airport continues 2022-10-18 [Aviation 24]

Protests to maintain purchasing power in Belgium: It’s time to protect the citizens 2022-09-24 [CESI]

Cement workers end strike, secure travel allowance increase 2022-09-14 [BWI]

Conciliation failed at Sagrex-Heidelbergcement 2022-09-08 [ICM]

Conciliation failed at Sagrex-Heidelbergcement 2022-09-06 [BWI]

New job: Administrative Assistant in the Events, IT, and Administration Unit 2022-09-06 [Education International]

EU court says Ryanair cannot impose Irish law on foreign crews 2017-09-14 [RTÉ]

Labour investigation into Ryanair staff employment 2018-05-27 [RTÉ]

Everything is going up, except freelance rates 2022-08-08 [EFJ]

Organising gig workers in Belgium: Interview with Martin Willems of ‘United Freelancers' 2021-11-09 [Brave New Europe]

Workshop 26/02 in Brussels – Advancing Gender Equal Media: Challenges, Strategies and DIY Culture 2019-01-11 [EFJ]

Belgium enforces largely opposed €50 security check fee to cover the EU 2019-02-04 [EFJ]

Silence Hate final conference – Changing words, change the world, 18 November, Brussels 2019-11-08 [EFJ]

Union Rejects ‘Unacceptable' Ryanair Proposal 2018-09-20 [The Independent]

Unions to toughen social actions at skeyes, yet with “relatively small disturbances” for air traffic 2019-03-19 [Aviation 24]

‘Right to disconnect': boss may no longer call employees after hours 2022-01-05 [BT]

Brussels police have been ‘poisoned for years' 2019-07-08 [The Times]

“Hands off our pensions”, say education unions 2018-02-12 [Education International]

Teaching should no longer be “despised” 2022-02-11 [EI]

Brussels Airlines strike: ‘No intention to punish passengers' 2021-08-23 [Cheraw Chronicle]

Unions and football association agree to a platform to monitor Qatar's migrant workers 2021-06-10 [BWI]

Construction unions decry employers' disregard of COVID-19 measures 2020-04-15 [BWI]

Unions and football association agree to a platform to monitor Qatar's migrant workers 2021-06-09 [BWI]

Baggage handlers' strike grounds flights at Brussels Airport 2018-10-30 [The Times]

Strike at international jewellery store 2022-06-30 [BT]

General strike over fair wages 2022-06-29 [IUF]

Brussels Airlines unions demand meeting with CEO following three-day strike 2022-06-26 [The Times]

Journalists acquitted for stalking and breach of privacy in SLAPP-case 2022-06-23 [EFJ]

80.000 workers on the streets of Brussels for higher pay and better conditions 2022-06-22 [EPSU]

Major labor unions to lead demonstration 2022-06-20 [Cr]

Secretary / Administrative Assistant 2022-06-17 [EPSU]

Why are unions organising another national strike next week? 2022-06-16 [The Times]

Strikes get little sympathy from Government 2022-06-02 [TBT]

Ryanair faces possible disruption in Belgium as crews threaten to strike 2022-04-21 [The Irish Times]

Ryanair cabin crew on strike on weekend from 22 to 24 April 2022-04-16 [Aviation 24]

Local government services and trade unions during Covid times: lessons learnt from Belgium and Ireland 2022-04-08 [PSI]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

2-06-1936 A spontaneous strike by dockers in Antwerp ignited a general strike which lasts 3 weeks. 500,000 workers joined the walkout: miners, steelworkers, transport, public services and private companies. [more]

19-06-1932 10,000 miners from Wasmes and Hornu went on strike at the employers' announcement of a 5% cut in wages. The Levant's coal bosses announced the dismissal of 484 miners. [more]

20-06-1870 In Verviers, at the end of a demonstration against "the blood tax", when a worker named Gillis shouts to the soldiers "Be gentle to the people! " he is shot dead by a soldier who is promoted to corporal. [more]

27-06-1932 The government cuts unemployment benefits, particularly targeting married women. Committees of unemployed are created all over the country to organize a response. [more]