Railway workers in Belgium strike

Railway workers in Belgium strike: Railroad workers in Belgium have reacted to the reform package, which foresees a cut in the budget, with the 48 going on an hourly strike.
In Belgium, the government has launched an 48 strike every hour.
Members of the railway unions gathered at the Brussels train station and announced the launch of a 22.00 day-long strike at local time by 2.
In a statement, the government's reform package prepared within the framework of the measures of savings, the railways of the expected percentage of 20 budget cut, the 33 thousand employees will cause the loss of at least the job of the 6 thousand said.
Decrease in the number of staff, for other employees per year 6 daily holiday loss, said the statement, if the strike is successful across the country reported that the train will stop completely tomorrow.
- International expeditions canceled
Following the strike, Eurostar announced that the train services from London to Brussels would be only in Lille, France.
Thalys, which is a high-speed train company carrying out Paris-Amsterdam and Paris-Cologne flights from Brussels, said that no trains will be made tomorrow and that only 2 flights will be held late on Thursday.
Trade unions in the Dutch-speaking Flemish region do not participate in the strike in the French-speaking Walloon region and the reason for the ongoing negotiations with the government. If there is no agreement, it is expected to resume strike in February.

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