The Wallonian employment minister had threatened to stop subsidizing the training centers in the region unless they cooperated with Forem, the government vocational training agency, Forem’s skill development programs cannot be accessed by the unemployed
The center-right coalition government suffered reverses even as the left-wing Workers’ Party of Belgium and the Flemish-nationalist right-wing party, Vlaams Belang, made significant gains
The mobilization was called by the General Federation of Belgian Labor (ABVV/FGTB) as part of the national day of action for more purchasing power and against inequality.
This protest is a part of the series of demonstrations that have been taking place in Belgium and across Europe demanding action on climate change.
Three major trade unions representing around 4 million workers staged a strike on February 13. The workers alleged that the government had put a cap on wage hikes, leading to them losing out on benefits