SNCB: Rail traffic returns to normal after a 48-hour strike

Train traffic resumed as normal this morning after being disrupted for 48 hours by a strike. During these two days, the minimum service was implemented.

About one in three trains ran during the strikes. Priority was given to IC trains serving main lines and connecting major cities. SNCB also favored rush hours, with some S and L trains running at this time.

On Wednesday, the national joint committee of the Belgian railways also reached an agreement to upgrade the function of train driver and increase its attractiveness. This agreement, approved through the votes of CSC Transcom and the SLFP but not the CGSP Cheminots, provides for a 6% increase in the train drivers’ salary, a 2% productivity improvement and a series of measures aimed at to improve working conditions.