Belgium -Massive job cuts at retail giant Delhaize -June 13, 2014

The management of Delhaize, one of the largest retail chains in the country, announced during an extraordinary meeting of the works council its intention to implement major changes to its organisation that could lead to the dismissal of 2,500 workers in the next 3 years as part of the company’s strategy for 2015-2017.

The management of Delhaize, one of the largest retail chains in the country, announced during an extraordinary meeting of the works council its intention to implement major changes to its organisation that could lead to the dismissal of 2,500 workers in the next 3 years as part of the company’s strategy for 2015-2017. The company also announced the modification of the wages and working conditions that should become ‘more in line with competitors’. The workers and the trade unions reacted furiously and in several supermarkets belonging to the chain spontaneous strikes have started.   

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/social-chaos-delhaize-uni-stands-solidarity ...  

Dutch: http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/economie ...  

French: http://www.lesoir.be/568809/article/economie/2014-06-11/delhaize-licenciements ...   

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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