Belgian unions highlight the harassment of sick workers to mark 28 April

On 28th April, the Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique (FGTB) – Charleroi and the Centre de Défense et d’Action pour la Santé des Travailleurs (C-DAST) will organise a seminar in the Bois du Cazier. The seminar title is ‘After harassing the unemployed, now they harass the sick’. It will count with presentations on several occupational diseases and risks, as well as first hand testimonies of workers having suffered harassment after declaring occupational diseases. The event location is symbolic: a restored coal mine in which 262 miners died in 1956 following a technical accident.

You can download the programme here

For more information on FGTB Charleroi activities for this 28th April, please contact Philippe Vigneron,