Dirk Van der Ougstraete of the Christian trades union ACV told VRT News that "This is a breach of trust. In aim is supposed to be that no one will have to give anything up, but we just aren’t getting there”.
Mr Van der Ougstraete doesn’t expect a solution to be found before a the formation of a new regional government.
It’s the third time this week that Brussels fire fighters have taken action. On Monday they also took to the streets to protest against changes to their conditions of employment. One bone of contention is the abolition of some bonuses. On Wednesday too fire-fighters protested outside Secretary of State Jodogne’s office.