General strike brings Belgium to a halt

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->] [Read more at > FGTB (FR)->] [And more at > ABVV (FR)->] [And more at > CSC (FR)->] [And more at > ACV (NL)->] [And more at > CGSLB (FR)->] [And more at > ACLVB (NL)->]