Public employees in Belgium went on strike demanding improved working conditions and more resources for public institutions.
With the call of labor unions in Belgium, public employees started a one-day strike.
The strike negatively affected many sectors such as health, education, security and transportation across the country.
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Train services were largely disrupted across the country as railway workers also joined the strike.
Metro, bus and tram workers in the capital Brussels also went on strike. Most of the public transportation lines in the city could not be operated. Therefore, there were serious problems in transportation in the city.
Citizens were urged to “travel by alternative methods instead of public transportation”.
On the other hand, many people who went on strike gathered on Arts Loi Street in the center of Brussels. Police took intensive security measures around the protesters who blocked the flow of traffic.
The unions are demanding more resources for public services, increased public sector employment and improved working conditions.