EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Liège; Prov. Liège; Région Wallonne
Location of affected unit(s): Grâce-Hollogne


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53 - Postal and courier activities
Number Employed: 1833
Group: TNT

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-01-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 671
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 31-01-2021

Additional Information

Fedex, an American courier service company and part of the multinational TNT group, has announced it wil dismiss 671 employees in its facility in the airport of Liege. The restructuring is part of a larger European strategy to centralise operations further. Concretely, a part of the actitivies at the airport of Liege will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Trade union representatives at Fedex have stated that currently only administrative personnel are affected by the internal restructuring. The larger European effort will in total lead to the dismissal of approximately 6300 employees.