Belgian strike hits airport, public transport



A strike in Belgium on Friday disrupted public transport across the country, closed factories and hit its largest airport as trade unions protested against government cutbacks.
Brussels Airport advised passengers to only travel with hand luggage as most flights operated normally but some baggage handlers had gone on strike. Public broadcaster VRT said striking workers had closed the cargo entrance for trucks.
While there was no disruption to trains, bus services were impacted throughout Belgium. Brussels public transport group STIB/MIVB said it was operating at about 75 percent of... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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