The stores that have been hit by strike action include Genk, Lommel (Limburg), Boondaal, Dikke Beuk, Charles Woeste, Mutsaard, Hankar, Debroux, Verhaeren, Defré (all Greater Brussels) and Fruithof (Antwerpen).
A total of 21 stores are closed due to strike action, 6 more than the unions had originally said. 6 of the supermarket that are closed are in Flanders, 10 in Greater Brussels and the rest, including Waterloo, are in Wallonia.
Delhaize’s spokesman Roel Dekelver told journalists that “This means that more than 700 stores remain open and are able to welcome customers today. We regret the industrial action and don’t understand the timing at all, given that dates have been set for three Works’ Council meetings.”