Belgium trade unions have called on workers across the country to participate in a nationwide, day-long strike to protest against government austerity policies.
A cyclist wears a sign at Midi/Zuid railway station during a nationwide strike in a protest over the government's planned pension reform and budget cuts, in Brussels, Dec. 15, 2014.
Empty platforms are seen near a Thalys train at Midi/Zuid railway station, during a nationwide strike over the government's planned pension reform and budget cuts, in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 15, 2014.
A passenger looks at the flight information screen during a regional strike at Zaventem Airport in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 8, 2014.
A man rests on a bench at an empty Brussels airport due to trade unions capping a month of labor action against government austerity policies with a general strike that has paralyzed air and rail traffic and idled companies throughout Belgium, Dec. 15, 2014.