EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Brepols

Company/Organisation:
Brepols

Geographic Location

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

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
18 - Printing and reproduction of recorded media
Number Employed: 477

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-09-2002
Planned Job Reductions min: 140
Planned Job Reductions max: 140
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2003

Additional Information

140 jobs were threatened, but with the help of the FGTB Union, the number has been reduced to 82 early retirements (>52 years old); 20 direct dismissals and the rest will be replaced on others units.