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Update on Linguistic Cleansing: Berufs Verbote

Berufs Verbote

‘De Walen, die willen niet werken’ (The Walloons, they do not want to work). It’s an often uttered complaint in Flanders. But some Flemish enterprises in Brussels do not want them to work. They not only require their employees to be bilingual, but they have to be Native Dutch Speaking too. This is indicated as Nederlands: moedertaal. This means if you were born in Brussels or Wallonia, and your mother spoke French, you do not qualify. This is completely illegal. If you are discriminated in a public service you can address your complaints to the ‘Commission permanente de Contrôle linguistique/Vaste Commissie van Taaltoezicht’: Mme Annelies Van Cauwelaert-De Wyels (N/F),  E-mail :, Tél : 02 518 23 34. Complaints about private firms can be addressed by email to, phone at 02.536.01.34. or fax at 02.646.28.61.. See also

Look at the following adds

Discrimination Add 1 Discrimination Add 2 Discrimination Add 3 Discrimination Add 4

Laws that are infringed

1) International Law

2) Belgian Law

  • Collectieve Arbeidsovereenkomst nr. 38, binnen de Nationale ArbeidsRaad, art. 2bis (only applicable in private firms)
  • Decreet van de Raad van de Franse Gemeenschap van 30 juni 1982
  • Decreet van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap van 19 juli 1973 (decreet Vandezande), gewijzigd bij decreet van 1 juni 1994

Using the ‘Native Speaker’ criterium as a selction criterium is a violation of the law. This was confirmed by Minister Onkelinx in December 2000. See parliamentarian question by Bart Staes at Flemish enterprises are thus jolly breaching the Law. They cannot be persecuted by the Law against racism, but they should be persecuted by the Anti-Discrimination Law of 10 May 2007. Not surprisingly the MR has made a Bill to errect a ‘Centrum voor Taaldiversiteit’ to controle and persecute als these law breaches like those we mentionned before in earlier postings. Linguistic Cleansing in Flanders Taalprotectionisme in Vlaanderen Zaventem, foreigners not so welcome


Eén reactie op “Update on Linguistic Cleansing: Berufs Verbote

  1. guillaume1985

    Schandalig die Vlaamse bedrijven, en dan maar zeggen dat de Walen leeghangers zijn….

    Wordt tijd dat die gasten vervolgt worden. Waar zit het Centrum voor Gelijkheid van Kansen nu?


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