Belgian strike hits international rail services

December 1, 2014 10:06 AM

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A strike on Monday in parts of Belgium over government austerity measures halted international rail services to and from Germany and Luxembourg and disrupted public transport across the country.

Unions, disgruntled over pension and social security reforms planned by Belgium's new center-right government, are staging a series of regional strikes on Mondays until Dec. 15, when they plan a day of nationwide action.

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