Hundreds of workers at the Belgian steel mills have begun to become rich in the new state. Workers who checked their bank account in the morning saw an additional 30,000 euros ($ 184,000).
According to local media, some workers realized they had made a mistake and some others tried to cancel the debt or headed to the casino. A worker who does not want to reveal his name,I was shocked when I saw how much money I had in my account, but it was a mistake and obviously I did not touch the money. I just got the money.Steel company Thy-Marcinelle asked workers to return the money.
"They give Penny money back."
In the Belgian city of Charleroi, 230 workers earning about 1,600 euros a month were surprised while waiting for a 100 euro bonus. The company has invested € 30,000 in the employee's bank account due to projected errors. One of the workers said some of his colleagues sent some of the money.I know a couple went to the casino and some have paid their debts.But according to experts, domestic labor laws are very clear on this issue.
Attorneys are interested in this topic.
Etienne Piret, a lawyer who spoke with Belgian-based TV channel RTL, said he must pay the full amount in full. According to Piret, employees must adhere to this law even if they act in good faith or claim that they are actually entitled to the bonus. All they can do is ask for an additional delay on the payback period.