Belgian Truckers Demand EU Reform Immigration Laws

Open borders can be a pain in the ass


Morning rush hour traffic in the Belgian capital was reduced to a snail's pace when truckers from the country staged a protest angry at cheap labour from Eastern Europe.

They claim its impossible for them to work for the same rates and want, in the words of their slogan, "Equal wages for equal jobs."

The truckers met up at five different locations in Belgium to form convoys into the capital. They say the open borders within the EU are not matched by harmonised social legislation. They want the EU to act to protect their livelihoods.