Belgium - Difficult talks at Carrefour lead to social plan - June 30, 2018

After the large supermarket chain Carrefour announced that around 1,000 of the 8,000 jobs at the chain will go, the workers have initiated several actions and negotiations on a social plan started. The management declared that redundancies can be avoided if enough workers leave the company voluntarily or early or work fewer hours. The negotiations with the trade unions have led to an agreement in principle that reduces the total redundancies to 950 jobs, with more local supermarkets staying open. Part of the plan is the use of a much-criticised early retirement scheme for workers beyond the age of 56 years.

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