EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

3 Suisses

3 Suisses

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Tournai; Prov. Hainaut; Région Wallonne
Location of affected unit(s): Tournai


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46.42 - Wholesale of clothing and footwear
Number Employed: 208

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-02-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 80
Planned Job Reductions max: 160
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-06-2011
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012
Direct Dismissals: 160

Additional Information

On 7th February, the management of 3 Suisses organized an exceptional works council during which they announced a restructuring plan affecting the Belgian location of the group in Tournai. Around 160 jobs will be cut.

The dismissals will be carried out in three stages. The first 40 jobs will be cut in June 2011, another 40 jobs are expected to go by the end of September and, finally, the remaining affected jobs will be cut by the end of 2012. The main departments impacted by this restructuring are administration, marketing and logistics.
The Minister-President of Wallonia is seeking a solution to reduce the negative impact of this restructuring.