The ongoing strike at Bpost, the Belgian postal service, which commenced on Monday, has caused significant disruptions to its operations.

In Brussels and Wallonia, almost no postal workers carried out their regular duties of delivering newspapers, letters, or parcels. However, service continued as usual in Flanders.

According to Laura Cerrada Crespo, spokesperson for Bpost, all sorting and distribution centers in Wallonia were impacted by the strike. In Brussels, distribution has ceased entirely, although no sorting centers have been physically obstructed.

Bpost management emphasizes their commitment to facilitating social dialogue. However, there have been changes to the initial plan announced by the unions on Saturday. Stéphane Daussaint, general manager of the CSC-Transcom Postes union, explained that while the unions initially planned for only distribution to be affected on Monday and sorting centers on Tuesday, the situation has evolved.

Daussaint noted that some distribution offices share locations with sorting centers, and staff members from these offices decided to implement a complete blockade. Consequently, two major sorting centers in Wallonia, Charleroi X and Liège X, are now blocked.

As of mid-morning, the union had not provided specific details regarding the expected extent of disruption on Tuesday. Photo by Bert76, Wikimedia commons.