Friday , January 15 2021

"Galley, Galai, Galai": The new promise of the Michel government

Student vulnerability continues to increase. "Galai, Galai, Galai" is what the Government holds for the younger generation of workers and future retirees.


By Robert Vertenueil
President of FGTB

It's time for our blonde head to immerse themselves in their books and syllabus. The youngest will soon take the exam, others during the blockade. On this international student day, a bitter conclusion forced himself on us. Our students, future workers, see the dark sky. The only prospect for the future that the world of politics, and especially this government, offers to our youth can be summed up in one word: "danger".

As noted by the FSF, students' inability continues to increase. Thus, there are almost 27,000 French-speaking students who, to be able to take their courses, must knock on the CPAS door.

Facing this disturbing observation, a scale that has never been known until now, the only promise of the future made by this Government is the kitchen!

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"Galley, Galley, Galley" that is what the Government holds for the younger generation of workers and future retirees.

dig it out first, to find a suitable job. The youth unemployment rate in Belgium remains a serious concern. Far from the government's rhetoric of "reducing unemployment", we see that youth unemployment continues to grow. Of course, this increasing trend does not appear in figures for fully compensated unemployed people who are regularly published by ONEM. This is just forgotten. These missing young people are still 59 204 in September 2018. Statisticians have also developed special categories to describe this forgotten youth: NEET 's. acronym for "Not in Work, Education or Training"), which corresponds to the percentage of young people aged 18 to 25 who do not work, education or training. For these young people, that means above all there is no job, no income and no support!


If we can agree to the fact that structural actions are important to promote the integration of young people into the labor market, we cannot accept it all! "Work" is not rhyming with "danger". However, the Michel Government has actually led to a real attack on the quality of the work offered to our youth. Employment Starters and other hazardous contracts aim to quickly integrate the generation of younger workers into the labor market regardless of their rights and right rewards.

Michel's government wants to reduce the wages of young people, said to "increase employment"

dig it outthen, to do his work in a proper condition and for a decent wage. For example, the recovery of the wage progress of young people. Famous Beginner's Job! Apart from the unanimous agreement of the social partners to suppress the degrading of the wages of young people, the Government only has to do and punish young people once again. Michel's government wants to reduce the wages of young people, said to "increase employment". Concretely, young people will lose 6-18% of their gross salary. In addition to bonuses and savings that will decrease. Remember that this unclear measure clearly does not create jobs as claimed by the Government! In addition, in addition to reducing the wages of young people, the government wants tomorrow's workers to receive hyperflexibility and availability at any time.

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dig it out finally, at retirement. With the abolition of pension bonuses and pension reforms starting, the government wants to decide on actions today that will affect future generations. Instead of trying to find a possible solution to provide a proper pension to end his life without attention and with dignity, the entire pension policy under this government is taken from an economic perspective. The government prefers to pay for our young people, retirees tomorrow.

In any case, if the future of our pensions continues to be the object of budget saving measures, one thing is certain … our young people will not have or a little public retirement! That they have a kitchen all their lives or not! Now more than ever, young and old, that we have to fight for a decent pension taken at a reasonable age.

Because, at FGTB, we refuse to believe in this death. We want to use all our energy to build a socially just future for our youngest child.

The promise we make for youth and students is "Justice, Justice, Justice". For this Social Justice, for the promise of a better future, for quality work and a comfortable life, for decent pensions taken at a reasonable age, for fair wealth redistribution, for YOUR FUTURE that we will manifest on the streets during the first half December.

What I promise you is that together we can change things and get out of trouble!

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