Vitality disaster: Raoul Hedebouw pronounces the group of “Anger Fridays”
These actions will probably be focused towards vitality tariffs, but additionally towards the federal government, “confederate of vitality multinationals”. “Whereas a whole bunch of hundreds of households now not know the way to pay their payments, an vitality group in Belgium doesn’t care concerning the excavations”, specifically Engie, with the complicity of the federal government”, he mentioned in entrance of hundreds of activists and sympathizers of the far-left social gathering which is organizing a brand new version of “Manifiesta” this weekend in Ostend. This gathering, each festive, embellished with a musical program in competition mode, and actions insurance policies (debates and political speeches), attracted, in keeping with the PTB, some 14,000 folks.
Raoul Hedebouw (re)mentioned all of the evil he considered the settlement reached with the federal government on Friday to assist households dealing with an unprecedented vitality invoice.
“Magnette, De Croo, Van der Straeten, Van Peteghem, Rousseau, Bouchez are all speaking immediately about value freezes and taxing the excess earnings of multinationals, however that is blabla? They’ve selected a small bonus of 200 euros. For 2 months… To come back into our pockets, it is determined in just a few seconds, however to enter the pockets of Engie, 9 months and nonetheless nothing Worse, they’ve simply determined “presumably by likelihood they now not have a selection contemplate a tax on all the things besides? on the mega nuclear earnings of Engie”, he commented.
The president of the PTB has as soon as once more accused the federal government of getting a secret deal concluded with Engie-Electrabel in the midst of summer season, when Alexander De Croo and Tinne Van der Straeten traveled to Paris for the extension of the 2 nuclear reactors . They accepted, in keeping with him, the demand formulated by the administration of Engie to make pay the invoice for nuclear waste by the federal government and to not impose any critical taxation of its superprofits.
By the way, Raoul Hedebouw attacked the FEB, which is asking for a blocking of wages and their indexation. “What it doesn’t say is that the automated indexation of wages solely partially compensates for the present report inflation, that it’s home consumption that also saves development a little bit in Belgium and that if wages are blocked, it’s the buying energy which decreases and due to this fact the bills and orders within the shops or SMEs”, he added.
On stage earlier than him, the president of the FGTB, Thierry Bodson, maintained the specter of a typical entrance strike on November 9, “if the world of labor will not be heard on the drop in vitality payments, the rise in wages and social allowances”.
The president of the socialist union judged that it was essential to adapt the wage blocking regulation “as a result of immediately, full-time work can now not make life dignified. With part-time work, it’s completely not possible”, a- he insisted, fixing an appointment on this context, on the demonstration on September 21 in Brussels.
Lut Cromphout, president of ACV Puls (the central staff of the Christian union), known as for “a battle, collectively, for a greater future”.
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