Railways Workers Strike in Belgium after Train Collision

A day after commuter train collision in Brussels which left 18 people dead and over 150 injured, Belgium railways workers have gone on strike, reported Xinhua.

The union of the railways workers said that they were striking in protest against the working conditions, said report.

Gerard Gelmini, the union chief, lambasted on the managers of the national train company, the SNCB, for taking interest in construction of new stations and offices instead of security equipments, said report.

Due to the strike, the railway transportion was badly affected in Belgium, causing many cancellations and delays, said report.

Recent snows had also caused disruption of public transport in Belgium.

The cause of the collision, which is one of the worst rail accident in the Belgian history, is still under investigation, with suspicions of one driver’s mistake as well as lack of safety equipments.

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