Belgium - Pay increase after strike threat - August 31, 2017

Bus drivers of the Flemish public transport company De Lijn suspended their strike actions after an agreement was reached on a pay rise of 1 percent. Trade unions at the transport company had called for strikes on 1, 2 and 3 July. The social unrest was triggered by a wage dispute: workers were promised a pay increase of 1.1 percent. This was even put on paper in a policy agreement but the management only wanted to allow the pay rise together with other measures rejected by the workers’ representatives.

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