SNKB and unions reached an agreement after a two-day strike

SNKB and unions reached an agreement after a two-day strike

Railway traffic is reported to have returned to normal after a two-day strike on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, with the additional promise of normal service will be resumed: the unions and the management of the SNCB/NMBS railway authority have reached an agreement that is likely to exclude further industrial action for the summer. The main element of the agreement involves an increase of 6% in purchasing-power payments for train drivers – a formula which allows the SNCB to treat it as a one-off allowance, rather than a change in…

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Trump threatens to leave NATO if they do not make immediate efforts on defense spending

Trump threatens to leave NATO if they do not make immediate efforts on defense spending

American President Donald trump has threatened Thursday to leave NATO, if the allies will not undertake immediate efforts to increase their defense spending, according to diplomatic sources following the discussions during the Second session of the Atlantic summit, was quoted by German press Agency DPA. This information was confirmed by Belga. Donald Trump was extremely aggressive towards his NATO Allies, demanding that they reach “immediately’’ 2% of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in military expenditure. He even suggested, during interviews held Wednesday, that member countries invest 4% of their GDP…

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