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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]

Belgium decriminalizes sex work 2022-04-04 [MoveUP]

More and more women joining construction 2022-03-12 [BWI]

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

Belgian authorities support BWI's health and safety declaration covering 18M workers worldwide 2022-02-07 [BWI]

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

Health Workers Protest Obligatory Vaccinations 2021-12-08 [News.com]

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

Strike closes 100 Lidl stores 2021-10-15 [VRT]

Lidl staff still on strike: here is the list of stores closed this Friday 2021-10-15 [News in 24]

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

Unions back work permits for undocumented migrant hunger strikers 2021-07-14 [ETUC]

BWI expresses concern over school construction site collapse 2021-06-25 [BWI]

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

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

25,000 companies and 250,000 workers want OHS as a right 2021-04-29 [BWI]

Strike threat stops labour subcontracting at HeidelbergCement 2021-04-21 [BWI]

Strike threat stops labour subcontracting at HeidelbergCement 2021-04-19 [BWI]

National strike by Belgian trade unions sends a strong message to employers 2021-04-15 [BWI]

Coronavirus poses new dangers for sex workers 2021-01-11 [Deutsche Welle]

Domestic Workers, all Women were Elected as Shop Stewards in their Companies to Represent the Rights and Interests of all Workers 2020-12-28 [IDWF]

Air traffic control unions threaten strike action 2020-12-18 [The Bulletin]

Hospital staff turn their backs on Prime Minister in silent protest 2020-05-20 [Upworthy]

Social partners in construction sector conclude agreement during pandemic 2020-04-22 [BWI]

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

Workers strike at Belgian supermarkets amid coronavirus crisis 2020-04-04 [Politico]

Workers deal with COVID19 lockdown 2020-03-19 [BWI]

Care workers call out dangerous levels of understaffing in Orpea nursing homes 2020-03-15 [UNI]

IFJ Brussel's headquarters closed for at least 3 weeks 2020-03-15 [IFJ]

Invitation to the European Forum on self-regulation in the digital age 2019-12-18 [EFJ]

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

Freelancers in Belgium: wages remain precariously low 2019-08-09 [EFJ]

Blumenthal ship detained for nine days in Belgium port finally released 2019-08-06 [ITF]

Court of appeal decision threatens right to strike in Belgium 2019-07-13 [IndustriALL]

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

Delays expected as work-to-rule action hits Brussels Airport 2019-07-02 [The Times]

Handler Swissport unions threaten to take action at Brussels Airport from Monday onwards 2019-06-30 [Aviation 24]

Belgian Deliveroo riders demand justice 2019-06-21 [ITF]

Unions on the Qui-Vive following warnings of at Lufthansa 2019-06-18 [BT]

Local labour laws apply to Ryanair employees says Belgian court 2019-06-17 [Business World]

Landmark ruling in favour of Ryanair crew 2019-06-15 [ITF]

Unions denounce poor working conditions of crews on international ships 2019-05-21 [The Times]

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]