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26 Sep 2018 | 08:00 AM UTC

Belgium: Civil servants to protest in Brussels September 28

Belgium News Alert

Civil servant unions organize protest march in Brussels on September 28; localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/28/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels

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Event

Several trade unions representing civil servants are organizing a protest in Brussels for Friday, September 28. Police, fire, and military personnel, along with federal public workers, are being invited to attend a march which will begin on King Albert II Avenue near Brussels-Nord station at 10:30 (local time). Protesters will then walk to government offices at Parc de Bruxelles. According to union leaders, public transportation services will not be impacted by the demonstration; however, localized traffic disruptions are anticipated along the march route.

Context

The unions are protesting the federal government's decision to abolish its sick leave scheme. On January 1, 2019, the current scheme which allows workers to rollover unused sick days into the next year will end. Union leaders claim that the decision was not agreed upon by the workers.

Advice

Individuals in Brussels are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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