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    Over 20 Flights Canceled in Brussels Airport Over Baggage Handler Company Strike

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    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - A total of 25 flights have been canceled in the Brussels Airport over a spontaneous strike by employees from the Belgian handling company Aviapartner, a representative of the airport's operating company said.

    Aviapartner employees are demanding better working conditions and compensation.

    Two baggage handlers operate in the Brussels Airport ― Aviapartner and Swissport, with Aviapartner handling flights of such airlines as British Airways, Air Baltic, Iberia, KLM, Qatar Airways, SAS and Easyjet and Ryanair.

    READ MORE: Belgian Public Transport Drivers on Strike in Brussels — Trade Union

    The strike began on the evening of October 25 and caused the cancellation of 18 flights.

    This incident follows hot on the heels of a strike by security personnel from the Law Courts of Brussels to receive promotions.

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