Due to punctuality actions by the Federal Police on Friday at the airports of Zaventem and Charleroi, the autumn holidays have started badly for thousands of travelers. There may be even more spontaneous union actions by the federal police at the airports. That reports Joery Dehaes, union secretary at ACV Police, Friday evening. On Friday, punctuality actions were also held at the airports of Zaventem and Charleroi, and at the Brussels South train station. Also any actions Dehaes does not rule out Sunday. The punctuality actions at the airports and at Brussels South caused long queues and a lot of traffic jams on the highway. 

“And this is just a start. If the government does not come up with serious proposals, we will extend the strike notice and there will be more and tougher actions from mid-November.”

Joery Dehaes of ACV Police

Brussels Airport cannot guarantee that there will be no more promotions in the coming days. They therefore ask passengers to come to the airport extra early. At least two hours for destinations within the Shengen zone and, if possible, even four hours for non-Shengen countries. Foreign Affairs still advises against non-essential travel abroad, for fear that Belgians will take the virus home with them. Brussels and Wallonia have been dark red on the European corona map since Thursday. And now that the figures do not look good, the measures in Flanders are also becoming stricter again. 

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The punctuality actions quickly led to queues of an hour to an hour and a half. About a hundred travelers missed their flight at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, presumably because they were stuck in a traffic jam with their car. The union secretary indicates that they do not aim for anything from the union, but do notice that there is a lot of enthusiasm among the employees, it is alive. The staff feel it's time they acted. To ensure that people do not miss their flight due to the action, a number of planes left with delays for the time being. 

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