Here is the route of the national demonstration, major disruptions planned

Here is the route of the national demonstration, major disruptions planned

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70,000 people are expected by the unions in the streets of Brussels.

Real-time information will be communicated via the usual STIB channels from 6 a.m., namely the social networks, website and customer service. The Stib also affirms that it will endeavor to serve “as wide an area as possible” in order, in particular, to allow students to take their exams.

SNCB will ensure the circulation of trains

The CGSP Cheminots does not file a strike notice for the national demonstration for purchasing power on June 20 in Brussels, she announced on Wednesday evening.

“In order to guarantee the optimal success of this action, the CGSP Cheminots has chosen to express its support by not filing a strike notice,” she said in a press release. However, it calls on its affiliates “to participate in large numbers” in the demonstration.

However, a large influx of travelers is expected on trains to Brussels-North. It is advisable to consult the SNCB website or application and avoid rush hours as much as possible (for example, arrival at Brussels-North between 9 and 11 a.m., and departure from Brussels-Midi between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. ).

Brussels Airport advises against departures

Brussels Airport advises against departures on June 20, when Brussels Airlines will cut half of its flights due to the national protest in Brussels and the announced strike of a large part of G4S staff.

Brussels Airport “expects a major impact on service at the airport”. “Given this situation of force majeure, the airport advises departing passengers with a flight on Monday June 20 to postpone their flight with their airline to another date,” adds the airport.

Passengers who nevertheless decide to leave on June 20 are advised to travel only with hand luggage. To find out the best time to arrive at the airport, they are advised to consult the online tool at

Many TUI Fly flights will be diverted from Brussels Airport to the regional airports of Ostend, Liège and Antwerp on Monday due to the nationwide protest and its consequences for Zaventem airport. This will concern both departing and arriving flights, the airline warned on Thursday. A bus transfer is provided between Brussels Airport and the alternative regional departure or arrival airports.

Charleroi airport anticipates disruptions

Brussels South Charleroi Airport recommends that travelers arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before departure on Monday 20 June, due to possible disruptions as part of the national protest day. No flight has yet been canceled there, but Charleroi airport advises passengers to monitor airline sites.

Waste collection will also be impacted.

All waste collection services in Brussels will probably be disrupted by the day of national action in common front for the defense of purchasing power on June 20, we learn Thursday in a press release from Bruxelles-Propreté. Indeed, the staff of the organization of the Brussels-Capital Region intends to participate in this day of strike.

This could have consequences for the collection of white and blue bin bags in the following municipalities: Brussels (Pentagone, Canal, Louise), Forest, Ixelles, Jette (a few adjoining streets with Laeken), Laeken, Neder-over-Heembeek, Saint -Gilles, Schaerbeek (a few streets adjoining the Brussels Canal), Uccle and Watermael-Boitsfort (a few streets adjoining Ixelles).

For the collection of green and orange bags, this will only concern the municipalities of Uccle and Forest and the adjoining streets of Forest in Saint-Gilles. As for the Recyparcs, all or part of them will probably be closed on June 20.

In its press release, Bruxelles-Propreté “begs the inhabitants to accept all its apologies for these new disturbances beyond its control. »

The cultural sector will also be involved

The cultural sector will also be involved and pleads, among other things, for more government investment, a better status for the artist and strong public broadcasters.

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