Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA)
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

Anti-war Protest - Belgium Progressive sections in Belgium slam government plan to increase military spending 

The Belgian federal government has agreed to allocate EUR 10.2 billion (USD 11.4 billion) in additional defense spending amid the simmering Russia-Ukraine conflict

Artists Protest- Belgium (1) Succumbing to artists’ protest, Belgium suspends restrictions on cultural activity

The artist community and workers in the cultural sector have claimed that the Belgian government’s COVID-19 regulations targeting the cultural sector were not advised by experts

Belgian Workers’ Party intensifies campaign to reduce energy bills

As of December 25, a petition launched by the PTB demanding a reduction in the VAT has been endorsed by over 290,000 people. The VAT on energy bills is one of the highest in Europe

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

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

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