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Trade unions want government loonwet adjust for wage increase of more than 0.8 percent
Economy The loonwet needs to be adjusted, so that free negotiations are possible, and there are more than 0.8 percent loonopslag possible. That have the trade unions today said before a meeting with prime minister Charles Michel. An adaptation of the loonwet, however, is not on the table, says minister of Work, Kris Peeters.

The biennial loonoverleg between unions and employers is a dead end. After only a few days of negotiations revealed an agreement in mid-January is impossible. The trade unions find a salary increase of 0.8 per cent over the index for the next two years is insufficient. the

The employers say to themselves to keep the law. The calculations according to the loonwet resulted this time in a maximum margin by which the salaries may increase from 0.8 percent. The trade unions announced for February 13, a national strike. the

After the off of the consultations called on the government and the social partners on the consultation to continue. This morning, the trade unions received by prime minister Michel, minister of Work, Kris Peeters and minister of Social Affairs Maggie De Block.

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