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Belgium Actions

14 October, 2013In Belgium, on the occasion of the World Day for Decent Work, the Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique (FGTB) mobilized for the rights of workers in Qatar, who are experiencing countless ri

Save our steel!

18 February, 2016Thousands of steel workers marched in Brussels on 15 February to call on the European Commission to act on the increasing threat to their jobs posed by imports of cheap steel from China.

Belgium ends historic discrimination between white and blue-collar workers

11 July, 2013The Constitutional Court in Belgium has decreed that the status of blue and white-collar workers need to be harmonized, urging the government to eliminate the discrimination between the two types of workers.

Thousands expected at steel rally in Brussels

7 November, 2016Thousands of steel workers will take to the streets of Brussels on Wednesday 9 November to demand action from the European Union to stop the decline of their industry.

15,000 steelworkers march to save steel in Europe

10 November, 201615,000 steelworkers marched through Brussels on Wednesday 9 November to demand action to protect the steel industry in Europe.

IndustriALL pushes for workers’ rights in diamond sector

25 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union, in line with its approach to multi-stakeholder initiatives in confronting supply chain challenges, continues to raise workers’ rights issues to the stakeholders of the Kimberley Process (KP).

ITUC and Belgian trade union centres at Mexican Embassy

28 February, 2013Representatives of the Belgian trade union centres and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) met on 22 February with Hermann Aschentrupp, head of chancery at the Mexican embassy in Belgium.

Strike notice at Caterpillar Belgium

7 March, 2013Trade unions at Caterpillar in Belgium stand united in face of Caterpillar’s announcement that it intends to lay off 1,400 workers at its plant in Gosselies.

Belgian unions spearhead proposals to save jobs at Caterpillar

9 July, 2012Belgian affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union representing Caterpillar workers at the Gosselies plant have pushed for negotiation with management to find alternatives to the non-renewal of fixed-term work contracts.

Caterpillar workers rally in Geneva

18 November, 2016Representatives of Caterpillar workers from across Europe rallied in Geneva today to protest the company’s plans to shut plants in Belgium and Northern Ireland.