Trade Unions start series of strikes and protests


Trade Unions have taken badly to the measures of cost cutting introduced by the new Belgian government. Around 100,000 people are reported to have marched through the Capital Brussels yesterday with a small number clashing violently with police in the late evening.

Expect a series of strikes over the coming weeks to disrupt the capital and other major industrial centres. Reuters reports that the strikes will take place every Monday ending with a national strike on 15th December.

Prime Minister Charles Michel is in talks with Belgium’s three main unions.

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