Belgium issued free rail passes to revive tourism

Belgium issued free rail passes to revive tourism

Now that the free rail pass to revive tourism within Belgium is definitely coming, here’s what you need to know to get yours. On 6 June, a series of measures were announced by the Superkern – consisting of the government and the ten parties supporting the temporary government’s special powers- including a free ten-trip pass to every resident in Belgium. The national railway company (SNCB) had not been consulted in this decision, but they reached an agreement with the government last week for not 10 but 12 free journeys. The…

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Brussels Airlines reached accord with the unions

Brussels Airlines reached accord with the unions

At Brussels Airlines, the management and the three unions have reached an agreement in principle about the restructuring that was announced in May. After six weeks of negotiations, a preliminary agreement was reached on a social plan for the downsizing, on a new remuneration structure for those who remain on board, and on an adjustment of the flight crew’s schedules. How many people will eventually lose their job is not entirely clear. On 12 May, the airline announced its intention to dismiss some 1,000 employees, about a quarter of its…

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