How many hours do we work?

How many hours do we work?

Work a 38-hour week, do you? Well, according to the human resources business Acerta the average Belgian worker only puts in 24 hours a week, though these calculations also include employees on a part-time contract! Acerta took a look at 40,000 contracts and came to the conclusion that employees only work 63% of the maximum hours set out in labour contracts. Of course, some people work part-time and that drags down the total. Then there are also holidays including public holidays and employees can also take time off due to…

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Post office unions issue strike notice

Post office unions issue strike notice

The Belgian trade unions have issued a notice about the strike. On Thursday evening, negotiations between the unions and the post office broke down. On Sunday evening, the socialist Union ACOD issued a statement to the press on behalf of all unions that represent the staff of the post office, which announced the failure of official negotiations with the leadership of the B-post. The unions are unhappy about a plan drafted by bpost bosses for the future of the post office. Furthermore, “The perilous working conditions currently endured by bpost…

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110 flights cancelled at Brussels Airport Monday

110 flights cancelled at Brussels Airport Monday

110 out of 630 flights scheduled to depart Monday from Brussels airport have been cancelled, due to strike actions carried out by baggage handler Aviapartner, according to the airports spokes-person. Aviapartner’s management will have meetings with the unions during the day. Brussels Airport’s spokes-person says that passengers have not asked if they could spend the night at the airport. “We have not been informed of any such requests, and have therefore not set up any temporary beds, but of course passengers may have spent the night on their own initiative,”…

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