A wildcat strike by conductors over violence has rapidly spread across Belgian railways.
The strike began late Monday night at the Mons et La Louvière depot after two conductors were attacked on a train and their colleagues walked out in support. As new shifts arrived from 4:30am more workers joined the action. In all only two conductors crossed pickets and at least 30 trains had been cancelled by 6:30am.
Workers at Bruxelles-Midi, Braine-Le-Comte, Charleroi and Namur have joined the informal action. With at least 30% wildcatting at Brussels. Services have been getting worse as the day goes on and more and more workers join their colleagues in strike.