General strike brings Belgium to a halt

Belgium
The three trade union confederations organised a strongly supported general strike on 15 December. The action came following the massive national demonstration in November and regional strikes on 1 and 8 December. The unions are protesting at the austerity measures proposed by the government including an increase in the retirement age, cuts to social benefits and freezes of public sector pay. [Read solidarity message at > EPSU->http://www.epsu.org/a/11005] [Read more at > FGTB (FR)->http://www.fgtb.be/web/guest/home-fr] [And more at > ABVV (FR)->http://www.fgtb.be/web/guest/home-nl] [And more at > CSC (FR)->https://www.csc-en-ligne.be/csc-en-ligne/Campagnes/un-plat-de-misere/les-actions-dans-vos-regions/greve-nationale/greve-nationale.html] [And more at > ACV (NL)->https://www.acv-online.be/default.html] [And more at > CGSLB (FR)->http://www.cgslb.be/home/] [And more at > ACLVB (NL)->http://www.aclvb.be/home/]