Belgium
At ManiFiesta, a different health system is no mere vision

At ManiFiesta, the fest of solidarity, Medics for the People sparked discussions about pressing problems in the health system in Belgium, offering people-centered, public alternatives

ManiFiesta 2022 - Belgium ManiFiesta 2022 ends with a call to change the world as we want it

The 12th edition of the ManiFiesta festival was held in the Belgian city of Ostend from September 17-18. It was attended by over 14,000 people

Labor subcontracting - Belgium Workers Party of Belgium slams exploitative labor subcontracting 

Authorities have found out that 55 potential victims of human trafficking were employed at a construction site in Antwerp at extremely low wages

More than 80,000 hit the streets of Belgium against inflation

In the past few months, workers across Europe, including in Belgium, have been organizing frequent mobilizations against the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Medics for the People Belgium Medics for the People has a radical plan to rebuild healthcare in Belgium and Europe

Medics for the People has been providing primary health care to people in Belgium for more than 50 years. They recently launched a new mission statement outlining their main streams of work for the upcoming period

Patrice Lumumba Belgium Belgium returns remains of assassinated Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba but what about justice?

Belgium has returned a gold crowned tooth of Patrice Lumumba to his family. However, activists point out that there has been no accountability or justice for his brutal assassination following a western-backed coup in 1961

Workers Protest - Belgium Massive workers’ demonstration in Brussels seeks wage increase amid worsening cost of living crisis

Over 80,000 people marched in Brussels demanding that the government repeal the 1996 Wage Margin Act that acts as an obstacle to negotiating a maximum average wage increase

Workers Protest - Belgium (1) Belgian workers demand scrapping of Wage Margin Act of 1996

Belgian trade unions view the 1996 Wage Margin Act – which establishes a strict procedure to negotiate a maximum average wage increase – as a major impediment to raising salaries

Workers Protest - Belgium Belgian working class protests cost of living crisis, demands rise in wages

Like many other countries in Europe, Belgium is also experiencing a worsening cost of living crisis with higher energy and food prices triggered by the ongoing war in Ukraine and profiteering by monopolists

Teachers protest - Belgium - 1 Educators up in arms in Belgium demanding pay rise, smaller classrooms 

Schools teachers across Belgium are suffering due to the combined effect of the COVID-19 crisis, harsh workloads, crippling infrastructure, inconsistent sectoral agreements and the insensitivity of the government. Now, the worsening cost of living crisis marked by higher energy prices has pushed teachers to the brink

Belgium protest against high energy prices Workers Party of Belgium holds massive protest against high energy costs

The Workers Party of Belgium has been campaigning to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on energy prices in the country from 21% to 6%

Students Protest - Belgium Students protest increase in sexual violence and aggression in Belgian universities 

Numerous cases of sexual harassment have recently been reported from universities in Belgium but the perpetrators remain unpunished in majority of such cases