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Workers party congress - Belgium Raoul Hedebouw is the new president of the Workers Party of Belgium

At the unity congress of the Workers’ Party of Belgium, Peter Mertens stepped down from the presidency after 13 significant years during which it became one of the prominent Marxist parties in Europe

Belgian Workers’ Party calls for reducing VAT on electricity and gas

The 21% Value Added Tax on electricity and gas is some of the highest in Europe, according to the Workers’ Party of Belgium. A petition demanding a reduction in the VAT has been endorsed by over 250,000 people

Belgian workers hit the streets demanding wage hike

After contract negotiations in key sectors failed, major trade unions in Belgium organized a national strike demanding a wage hike for workers. They also sought the right to early retirement, and a pay rise for workers

COVID-19 Crisis - Belgium Workers’ Party of Belgium demands measures to combat worsening COVID-19 crisis

Amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases and the subsequent impact on workers’ livelihoods, the Workers’ Party of Belgium has demanded that incomes be protected and the rich be taxed

March of Anger Belgium Tens of thousands ‘march in anger’ in Brussels

The call for the march was given by the Workers Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) to demand a worker-friendly policy from the government and the traditional parties in the country

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