General strike against austerity policies implemented by the center-right government of Belgium, held on Wednesday in the Kingdom under the slogan «For us only crumbs!».


According to several Belgian media workers are dissatisfied with the fact that as a result of cuts in government budget expenditures and tax policy adjustment reduced the purchasing power of the two-thirds of the economically active population. Furthermore, the irritation caused the increasing of retirement age to 75 years.


In October 2014, the first, after coming to power of a new government, mass protest of the general trade union gathered in the streets of Brussels 100 thousand people. Today’s strike — is the 15th in a row organized by the trade unions for the last 12 months.