Not a single flight was able to take off from Brussels airport in the Belgian capital on June 20 due to a strike by security personnel.
According to a statement issued by the authorities, the Brussels airport has been closed for flights due to the strike of the security personnel.
“Passengers are advised not to come to the airport as at present the airport is open only for incoming flights,” the statement said.
The closure of Russell Airport is the result of a national strike in Belgium by trade unions ACV, ACLVB and ABVV, which are demanding a reduction in the financial hardships of workers worried about rising inflation.
As a result of the strike, the public transport system in Belgium has been severely affected. 70,000 workers marched in Brussels during the strike.
He also demanded an increase in salaries and abolition of excise duty. The strike also canceled most flights to Brussels Airport.
On the other hand, the Belgian government says that Belgian workers have more protection than most European countries because their wages are determined by the rate of inflation.
The government has said that the sales tax exemption on gas, electricity and fuel is being extended till the end of 2022.
Inflation in Belgium reached 9% in June, mainly due to rising commodity and energy prices due to the Ukraine war.
In Belgium, Brussels Airlines pilots and cabin crew are also planning a strike from June 23 to 25, which could lead to cancellation of flights.