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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 3:58 am

Brussels transport strike enters 4th day

The Associated Press

Subway cars, trams and busses throughout Brussels are staying put for a fourth straight day as workers extended a strike after a supervisor was beaten to death on Saturday.

Despite hopes service would resume after the extended Easter weekend, the Brussels transport company was forced to announce early Tuesday that "not a single metro, tram or bus is going."

The Belgian government had promised new measures to improve security on Brussels' transport routes but unions are still assessing their potential impact.

Early Saturday, a supervisor called to the site of an accident involving a bus was beaten up before he died in hospital. Over the past few years, workers for public transport companies have increasingly complained about passenger aggression and violence.