EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Gate Gourmet

Gate Gourmet

Geographic Location

Country: Denmark
Region: Københavns amt
Location of affected unit(s): Kastrup


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.29 - Other food service activities
Number Employed: 800
Group: Gate Gourmet

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-07-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 400
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 29-07-2020
Direct Dismissals: 400

Additional Information

Gate Gourmet Denmark plans to lay off 400 employees due to low business activity caused by the coronavirus. Gate gourmet primarily handles catering for air lines at the Copenhagen airport. Most of the affected workers are members of the trade union 3F. Currently, the company employs 800 workers, whereas around 600 employees are members of the union 3F, of these 400 will be made redundant. Through dialogue with 3F shop stewards the company was able to save 30 jobs and has established offers for further education for the dismissed employees.

Gate Gourmet still receives salary compensation from the state and hopes that it will not be necessary to dismiss more employees.