Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA)
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

Hundreds take to the streets in Belgium demanding justice for Ibrahima Barrie

23-year-old Ibrahima Barrie, a Black man, died following a heart attack he suffered while in police custody in Brussels. According to reports, more than five people were injured in the protests and close to 120 people were arrested

Social Solidarity-Belgium Belgian Workers Party holds country-wide solidarity initiative 

The solidarity initiative of the Workers Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) is intended to support caregivers and other sections of the working class, the youth, elderly, and the poor during the winter months amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis

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

Following strike, brewery management in Belgium accepts workers’ demand on safe conditions

Workers at the Jupille factory of the multinational brewery AB InBev went on a 13-day strike against alleged insensitivity that resulted in the spreading of COVID-19 among some employees

Health workers protest-Belgium Massive rally in Belgium demands refinancing of healthcare

Participants in the rally held on September 13 denounced the commodification of healthcare and demanded massive refinancing of health services in the country through investments in infrastructure

Belgians demand proper probe into death of Slovak national in 2018

Recently, footage was released of incidents in the cell in which Jozef Chovanec, a Slovak citizen, was kept shortly before he died. It showed police personnel pinning him down while laughing. One of the officers even makes a Nazi salute

Student survey- Belgium Student group launches survey on education inequality in Belgium

Student group Comac claims that the shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased inequality in education and that almost a quarter of the students in Belgium do not have an adequate place to study

Why are we having a go at the statues of Leopold II?

Onno Vandewalle writes about the movement in the country to pull down the statues of Leopold II, and examines the brutal history of colonization and exploitation in the Congo

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