The Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) expresses its solidarity with the thousands of Belgian workers taking to the streets of Brussels and taking industrial action across Belgium today to demand better wages and purchasing power. While the cost of living and inflation are soaring, wages are not keeping up and workers are struggling to make ends meet. In the meantime, the profit margins of Belgian companies have notably increased in past years.
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