Next week, train traffic will be seriously disrupted due to various strikes by NMBS and Infrabel employees. On Sunday, NMBS will actually communicate about the alternate schedule for Tuesday, November 29th. Details on schedules for Wednesday, November 30 and Thursday, December 1 will follow next week.
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The Combined Trade Union Front will go on strike from Monday 28 November at 10pm until Tuesday 29 November. Major unions ACV, ACOD and VSOA condemn the lack of investment in rail company NMBS and infrastructure manager Infrabel. They also repeat other demands, such as measures to stop the deterioration of working conditions. This decline is mainly due to a shortage of staff.
a look. Socialist Syndicate He explains to VTM NEWS why there will be another strike on Tuesday.
Thanks to the alternate schedule, a quarter of the trains will run on Tuesdays. Two out of five IC trains run between major cities. There will be no P trains during peak hours. A quarter of the normal width of the L and S trains runs at a time.
NMBS warns press release The railway network in most of the provinces of Namur, Luxembourg and part of Walloon Brabant will remain closed during the strike. This is due to the lack of staff available for the Infrabel signal box in Namur.
It is recommended to consult the NMBS online trekking planner, via the website or app. All details will be available there from Monday morning.
Also Wednesday and Thursday crashes on the track
The ASTB train drivers’ union is holding a 48-hour strike on November 30 and December 1. The union’s complaint is that safety is at risk and working conditions are deteriorating. Train drivers and major trade unions receive support from the Independent Rail Workers’ Union.
The alternate schedule for Wednesday, November 30th will be released by NMBS on Monday, November 28th. Thursday, December 1st will be available on Tuesday, November 29th.
This would be the second specific rail strike in a short time. On October 5, there was already a 24-hour strike. On November 9, there was also a disturbance on the track in the context of the national strike among professionals and the day of action of the trade unions.
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