The industrial action means that no post is being delivered anywhere in Belgium today apart from a very small number of packages. Newspapers deliveries by bpost staff have not been affected by the strike.
Bpost’s management wants to turn Saturday into a normal working day for its employees, scrapping the anti-social hours bonus they currently receive. Post office bosses say that this will improve bpost’s flexibility and competitiveness in the cut-throat parcel delivery market.
While the the strike is continuing at the Brussels, Charleroi and Liège distribution centres, the centres at Ghent and Antwerp resumed work on Friday afternoon.