Vitality disaster: Raoul Hedebouw pronounces the group of “Anger Fridays”

Vitality disaster: Raoul Hedebouw pronounces the group of “Anger Fridays”

These actions might be focused towards power tariffs, but additionally towards the federal government, “confederate of power multinationals”. “Whereas tons of of 1000’s of households not know the best way to pay their payments, an power group in Belgium doesn’t care concerning the excavations”, specifically Engie, with the complicity of the federal government”, he mentioned in entrance of 1000’s 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 pageant 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 going through an unprecedented power invoice.

“Magnette, De Croo, Van der Straeten, Van Peteghem, Rousseau, Bouchez are all speaking at this time about value freezes and taxing the excess income 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 a couple of seconds, however to enter the pockets of Engie, 9 months and nonetheless nothing Worse, they’ve simply determined “probably by likelihood they not have a alternative contemplate a tax on all the things besides? on the mega nuclear income 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 course of summer time, 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 document inflation, that it’s home consumption that also saves progress a little bit in Belgium and that if wages are blocked, it’s the buying energy which decreases and subsequently 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 just isn’t heard on the drop in power payments, the rise in wages and social allowances”.

The president of the socialist union judged that it was essential to adapt the wage blocking legislation “as a result of at this time, full-time work can 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 workers of the Christian union), known as for “a wrestle, collectively, for a greater future”.

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