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Today's labour news

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]

Orwell in Brussels and the future of social dialogue 2019-11-29 [Social Europe]

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

Umicore and IndustriALL renew Global Framework Agreement 2019-10-17 [IndustriALL]

Brussels: Press Briefing tomorrow on Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong 2019-10-15 [IFJ]

 VIDEO  A message from the BTB Belgium dockers youth movement 2019-09-20 [MUA]

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]

Study shows woman journalists are leaving the job 2019-05-10 [EFJ]

Union members in Belgium take action to stop workplace deaths 2019-04-30 [BWI]

Workers demand better protection from EU-wide rules 2019-04-27 [The Financial Post]

Trade union march for ‘A Fairer Europe for workers’ 26 April 2019-04-25 [ETUC]

Fair transport is safe transport 2019-03-28 [ITF]

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

Air cargo traffic disrupted between Wednesday night and Thursday morning 2019-03-14 [The Times]

Agreement at Danone Dairy Belgium restricts casual employment For more info 2019-03-01 [IUF]

ITF solidarity with Belgium strike 2019-02-19 [ITF]

February 21st – Brussels vigil for Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak – One year on 2019-02-19 [EFJ]

Massive student rally on climate change 2019-02-14 [Education International]

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

Proximus unions announce strike next Tuesday: call centres and phone shops affected 2019-01-12 [The Brussels Times]

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

Event: Advancing Gender Equal Media 2019-01-10 [EFJ]

Belgian-French road blocked in protest against EU transport 2019-01-07 [The Straits Times]

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

Brussels Airport baggage handlers' strike affects travel for thousands 2018-10-28 [Deutsche Welle]

Strike in Brussels airport leaves thousands without luggage 2018-10-27 [The Business Standard]

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights cancelled between Dublin Airport and Brussels after sudden strike by baggage handlers 2018-10-26 [Irish Mirror]

Ryanair in preliminary deal with Belgian unions to try to avoid strike 2018-10-26 [Reuters]

End corporate greed and reduce precarious work, unions tell LafargeHolcim 2018-10-25 [IndustriALL]

Ryanair strikes: Belgian union warns of further walk-outs before end of year 2018-10-20 [The Independent]

Brussels: Silent vigil in front of the Residence Palace in honour of Daphne Caruana Galizia, 16 October, 12h00 2018-10-11 [IFJ]

Containership chaos at port of Antwerp after pilots stage a walkout 2018-09-20 [The Loadstar]

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This month in labour history

3-05-1382 A la suite de la révolte des habitants de Gand en 1379, le Comte Louis II de Flandre prive Gand d’un accès à la mer. La victoire des Gandois à la Bataille de Beverhoutsveld encourage de nombreuses révoltes paysannes dans la région [more]

6-05-1889 The Assises of Monsthe trial of the victims of the repression of the general strike of 1887 opens. After 3 weeks of hearings, the jurors acquit all 267 accused. [more]

6-05-1902 Louis Franson and Oscar Querut, Socialist deputies, appear at the Charleroi Criminal Court accused of "infringing freedom of work" during the demonstration on April 16. Franson is acquitted, Querut is sentenced to 15 days in prison. [more]

8-05-1962 9 million workers participate in a work stoppage to protest against nuclear arms [more]

10-05-1900 Old Age Pensions Act comes into effect. [more]

18-05-1941 The anti-Nazi 'Strike of the 100,000' ended. The Nazis were forced to grant an 8% pay increase, before arresting hundreds of strikers and sending many to the concentration camps. [more]

22-05-1887 The demonstrations of anger continue in La Louvière following the events of the 17th. A sentinel shoots a worker named Bailly and kills him. [more]

24-05-1914 200 quarry workers start a solidarity strike and demand the reinstatement of a comrade dismissed at the Carrière Lenoir in Lessines. [more]