Strike action in Belgium

Port/sAntwerp – Gent – Zeebrugge
Issue TypeCivil unrest
Belgian trade unions are staging strikes and a day of action on Wednesday 9 November. The socialist union is calling a general strike while the Christian and liberal unions will organize protests including strikes, staff meetings and demos. Accordingly, there will be work stoppages and restrictions in large parts of public life in Belgium.

Port of Antwerp will suffer delays due to strike/actions of Pilots, Tugs and other port personnel from November 8 EPM to November 9 at 2200 PM. Impact could be severe however awaiting more info of ASV

As the railway company announces on its website, there may be disruptions to train traffic from November 8 at 22 p.m. to November 9 at 22 p.m. Restrictions are also to be expected at the airports, in particular Brussels-Zaventem and Brussels-Charleroi.

In addition, drivers must be prepared for traffic obstructions. The reason for the unions calling for a strike is rising energy costs, as Check24 reports.

Airline passengers are advised to confirm their flight prior to travel. Train passengers should also find out in good time on the day before the strike whether the selected connection will run on the day of the strike and what alternatives are offered in the event of a cancellation.