Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA)
Women's March - Belgium Belgian organizations protest spike in violence against women

According to a recent report by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE),  partner violence in families has shot up during the COVID-19 pandemic. 18 femicides have been recorded in Belgium since the beginning of 2021

Belgian youth demand system change to mitigate climate change

The Belgian youth group Comac has launched a campaign #GoToGlasgow to bring as many young people to Glasgow to mobilize in front of the COP26 Summit, demanding concrete policies to tackle climate change.

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

Persecution of trade unionists - Belgium Belgian working class protests persecution of trade unionists, vows to defend right to strike

Last year, the Liège Criminal Court convicted 17 trade unionists involved in a national strike in 2015 “for obstructing traffic”. Since then, trade unionists and progressive political groups have been campaigning for the acquittal of the trade unionists and to defend the right to strike

Pension Reforms-Belgium ‘At 67 years old, all jobs are difficult’: Workers Party of Belgium launches campaign against pension reform

The Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) has initiated a campaign against the government’s proposed pension reform. It has stated that these plans will systematically demolish pension rights in the country

Belgian Floods Belgian Workers Party demands inquiry into poor flood management in Wallonia 

Like in several other European countries, heavy rains and flash floods wrought havoc in the southern and central parts of Belgium in July, especially in the Walloon region, resulting in heavy loss of lives and property

Anti-imperialists protest the 2021 Brussels summit of NATO

Anti-imperialist protesters allege that the NATO summit in Brussels served to step up its policy of confrontation which threatens to trigger a new Cold War with Russia and China

Palestine solidarity demonstrations witnessed across Europe

Demonstrators in several cities across Europe expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine and called for an end to Israeli occupation and aggression

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

Belgian working class fights for fairer contracts and increase in wages

In the attempt to negotiate a new interprofessional agreement (IPA), major trade unions in Belgium organized a national day of action on February 25 demanding a significant increase in wages and an hourly minimum wage of 14 euros (16.91 USD)

Vaccination in Belgium Belgian Workers Party slams Pfizer’s profit motive in COVID-19 vaccine sale

Pfizer Inc. is accused of aiming for more profits by not ensuring the delivery of the promised quantity of COVID-19 vaccines after it was found that medics could draw six doses of vaccine per bottle instead of the expected five doses

Justice For Ibrahim-Belgium Belgian left and progressive movements demand justice for Black man who died after arrest

Ibrahima Barrie was taken in by the police on Saturday night in Brussels North for allegedly violating the COVID-19 curfew. He reportedly lost consciousness at the police station and was subsequently shifted to a hospital where he died

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