Belgium - Job losses at former Volvo suppliers - March 31, 2016

After 5 suppliers to the Volvo car factory in the city of Ghent lost their contracts to supply the factory 820 jobs are under threat. Volvo has decided that in future it will carry out the work that had been done by the suppliers in-house. The work carried out by the suppliers will be phased out between 2017 and 2019. Some of the work previously done by the suppliers will be carried out at Volvo plants abroad. The trade unions have the impression that Volvo doesn’t intend to take on staff from the suppliers that will lose their jobs.

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