It is in Wallonia, mainly due to the restructuring announced at Fedex Liège, that the number of jobs threatened (1,097) is the highest. Flanders follow, with 922 jobs threatened, and Brussels where 805 positions are in the hot seat.
Nearly 3,000 jobs in the balance in a single quarter is a lot, notes the daily, all the more so when one considers that the Renault procedures concerned 9,414 jobs over the twelve months of 2020.
Since the FPS Employment keeps these statistics up to date, 2012 remains the worst year in terms of the number of collective redundancies announced with 16,707 jobs lost, a sad record due, in part, to the closure of the Ford plant in Genk (4,264 jobs).
In view of the crisis, the Minister of the Economy and Labor Pierre-Yves Dermagne (PS) recently said he was in favor of modernizing the Renault law. But before embarking on any new initiative, the Federation of Belgian Enterprises (FEB) considers that the two opinions and the recommendation that the social partners have reached in 2019 and 2020 should be implemented.