Belgium: Strike in Antwerp, Limburg, Hainault, Luxembourg Provinces… Services and industry will be disrupted today as the trades unions stage provincial protests against the government’s austerity programme. Meanwhile, one of the big rail unions has announced plans to strike for 24 hours on 11 December.
The wind-down started in the port of Antwerp on Sunday. At 5pm pilots commenced industrial action as part of the regional day of action. Navigation also came to a standstill in the ports of Ghent and Zeebrugge.
Some 33 ships were preparing to leave Antwerp with a further 30 ready to sail into Flemish ports.