Belgium - Agreement settled at brewery AB InBev - October 31, 2017

Trade unions and the management of brewery AB InBev, with plants in Louvain, Hoegaarden and Jupille, finalised their negotiations and concluded a collective agreement. The deal improves the job security and guarantees the pay level in case of future restructurings. In case of closures, workers have the right to receive their wage during a period of 36 weeks. During the negotiations, the trade unions had considered strike action, but with this deal they abstained from further industrial action. 

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