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Brussels International is not re-opening today as was expected. The police in the airport have gone on strike until the security has been drastically improved. Nothing has bees said what 'improvements' are wanted, but the next few days may prove to be.... errr......interesting to say the least.

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On a later news clip where the leader of the largest Police Union in Belgium spoke and stated (via an interpreter) that the strike over the lack of security had been planned for a while, only just brought forward after the bombing. It seems there is a serious lack of equipment, body scanners, luggage scanners and no checks on persons who are in the airport and who are not actually flying.

 

One of the Airlines, I didn't catch the name is complaining it is loosing 5m Euros per day, every day, the airport is closed. Quite enough to focus the minds of the Belgian Government I should think.

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On a later news clip where the leader of the largest Police Union in Belgium spoke and stated (via an interpreter) that the strike over the lack of security had been planned for a while, only just brought forward after the bombing. It seems there is a serious lack of equipment, body scanners, luggage scanners and no checks on persons who are in the airport and who are not actually flying.

 

One of the Airlines, I didn't catch the name is complaining it is loosing 5m Euros per day, every day, the airport is closed. Quite enough to focus the minds of the Belgian Government I should think.

Brussels Airlines, i.e. the old Sabena as it was rebranded after going bust.

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That's quite some power to have.

So.

Why can their police strike and we cannot?

In the EU. Where we are all aiming for equality.

Because of that damned sovereignty - the Westminster Parliament can make detrimental laws. EU legislation has improved working conditions for British workers but more can be done. Imagine how Dave the Toff and his mates would ride roughshod over us without the EU to check and balance.

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Because of that damned sovereignty - the Westminster Parliament can make detrimental laws. EU legislation has improved working conditions for British workers but more can be done. Imagine how Dave the Toff and his mates would ride roughshod over us without the EU to check and balance

 

You have made an excellent case for us to vote out of the EU. Well done, congratulations.

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The law governing police taking industrial action was formulated and passed well before the 2nd world war so it has absolutely zilch to do with the current situation involving the EU

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The law governing police taking industrial action was formulated and passed well before the 2nd world war so it has absolutely zilch to do with the current situation involving the EU

And Ms May has made it abundantly clear that she will never countenance police having the right to strike.  Remember as well that the Tories an forming plans to stop other essential services from striking and that they are going to change the rules about how strikes are organised.  They seem confident that those plans will be passed EU or no EU.

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Brussels Airlines, i.e. the old Sabena as it was rebranded after going bust.

 

Such A Bad Experience Never Again ....................a state airline replaced by a state airline - not allowed under EU rules I believe :tongue_cheek:

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With loosing 5m per day it looks as if history will possibly be repeated. (Unless of course the police action forces the hands of the Government)

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You have made an excellent case for us to vote out of the EU. Well done, congratulations.

Just to be clear - you are saying that a good case to leave the EU is so British workers get worse terms and conditions than other EU workers?
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Just to be clear - you are saying that a good case to leave the EU is so British workers get worse terms and conditions than other EU workers?

No, because the EU is the cause. You gave an excellent reason for leaving.

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No, because the EU is the cause. You gave an excellent reason for leaving.

You are contradicting yourself within your posts. The EU is the cause of better terms and conditions for British workers yet you say that is an excellent reason to leave.

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The law governing police taking industrial action was formulated and passed well before the 2nd world war so it has absolutely zilch to do with the current situation involving the EU

 

Hmmm, sort of. Actually there is no specific EU law regarding Police officers striking, it's down to the individual countries and how they apply their own case law, or existing legislation. In the majority of EU countries, apart from Belgium obviously and more recently Ireland and one or two others, police officers are prohibited from striking. So being in or out of the EU is unlikely to change that.

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