Belgium - Enormous job losses at Carrefour - January 31, 2018

The French group Carrefour has announced a restructuring resulting in a cutting of jobs for 1.233 people in Belgium and 2.400 in France and at their international headquarters. The group called the transformation plan ‘Carrefour 2022’ and said to understand the impact these cuts will have on the lives of their employees. Carrefour stated that they would do their utmost to limit the societal consequences. Carrefour Belgium wants to reassess its 44 integrated hypermarkets’ efficiency: three will be turned into a supermarket formula (Westerlo, Bruges Sint-Kruis and Haine-Saint-Pierre). The restructuring plan will contain two store closures (hypermarkets in Genk and Angleur) and job cuts at the main office in Evere. The workers reacted with strike action against the company’s restructuring plan. The trade unions were not calling for a strike, but they support the action as a signal to the management. 

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