EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Bayer Belgium

Bayer Belgium

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Antwerpen; Prov. Antwerpen; Vlaams Gewest
Location of affected unit(s): Antwerpen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
Number Employed: 2540
Group: Bayer

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-10-2002
Planned Job Reductions min: 430
Planned Job Reductions max: 430
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2004
Other Job Reduction Measures: 430

Additional Information

This Belgian restructuring plan affecting 430 employees is part of the worldwilde restructuring plan of Bayer. The belgian restructuring hits the "polymer" division. There are no direct dismissals, trade unions and management have finally found an agreement on the restructuring plan. The trade unions have obtained the guarantee that in the event of new dismissals before 2008, the allowances to the workers will be equivalent to those of the employees. The company BSI is closing due to this restructuring (see BSI factsheet).