ETF Maritime and BTB – ABVV News

ETF Maritime News

Yesterday, the Council of State issued the decision on the #WetMajor, the national law regulating the recognition conditions for port workers in Belgium.

The ruling is not good news, but the outcome was non-unexpected.

As our affiliate BTB – Vakgroep Haven van Antwerpen points out: the principle of recognition for dock workers is not in question. It is instead a question of how the recognition conditions are applied while the recognition obligation remains in place.

In this long-standing issue, we continue to stand by our Belgian unions and support the future steps they will take with the government.

Safety in ports passes by a good Wet Major.

Handen af van de Wet Major!