brussels - Belgian soldiers argue Tuesday in Brussels from anger over the government's plans. Their retirement is their pension calculation, the proposal gradually increased, from 56 now to 63 years in 2030 and in addition from 2019 is less favorable.
The four military unions expect to 10. 000 participants in the capital, with significant traffic disruption is anticipated. The symbol of the demonstration, the lemon, the troops feel squeezed by the 'sour' measures.
Minister Steven Vandeput (Defence) tried last month to calm the unrest. The military profession to rally under heavy occupations, the retirement age would still be achieved earlier. In addition, the Minister is working to simplify the transition from older soldiers, for example police security.
It is the first time in fourteen years that demonstrate soldiers in Belgium. They have no right to strike, but it is King's Day in Belgium Tuesday, a holiday for soldiers.