Major unions in Belgium call for a national strike March 29
High risk. The General Labor Federation of Belgium (FGTB/ABVV) and the Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (CSC/ACV) have called for a nationwide general strike March 29.
The action will likely result in business and transport disruptions nationwide, though participation will vary between sectors. Related demonstrations are likely in town and city centers.
Multiple rail unions have confirmed their participation in the strike, which will likely result in disruptions, including delays and cancellations, to national rail (NMBS/SNCB) services. Additionally, regional public transport workers will also join the strike, affecting bus, tram, and metro services across the country. Unions representing air transport workers have thus far not stated their intent to participate in the action.
Public sector workers, including civil servants, education workers, and public healthcare workers, could also participate in the strike. Emergency medical treatment will likely remain available. Confirm all transport reservations and appointments March 29, including at public health centers and other government facilities and consider alternative transport options to mitigate travel disruptions; allow extra time to reach destinations.