In mid-November Brussels Airlines pilots downed tools, leaving dozens of flights cancelled and disrupting the travel arrangements of thousands of passengers. After three days a provisional agreement was reached to end the strike.
It was also agreed that negotiations would continue towards a permanent agreement. However, management has not engaged the unions in any negotiations since.
Paul Buekenhout of the Christian Trades Union told the VRT that "There was a partial accord, but at this moment in time we’re not hearing anything from management.”
"This is a clear signal that from the pilots, but also from the cabin crew and ground staff that we want a structured, clear set of negotiation where staff can come and bring their issues to the table.”