“People who slog it out day in day out want a wage rise”

“People who slog it out day in day out want a wage rise”

The socialist trade union has warmed Belgian workers that in the next two years there is hardly any scope for wage increases. ABVV blames Belgium’s increasingly high inflation figure that together with the index mechanism is making Belgian labour more expensive than in neighbouring countries. The union adds that such a situation is unacceptable and could lead to social unrest. In the next two months employers and unions will get together to decide how much scope there is for wages to rise in addition to the regular index rises that…

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Frans Timmermans launches campaign to become next Commission President

Frans Timmermans launches campaign to become next Commission President

The current First Vice-President of the European Commission was in a combative mood when he addressed his fellow members of the Party of European Socialists (PES) at a meeting on Monday at the Committee of Regions. A member of the Dutch Labour Party, he has become the designated lead candidate or Spitzenkandidat for European Commission President of PES, the main party of the political party group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D). The official confirmation of his candidature will take place at the PES congress on 7…

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