EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Location of affected unit(s): Charleroi-Gosselies, Haren, Lumen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment
Number Employed: 1150
Group: Dassault Industries

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-02-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 321
Planned Job Reductions max: 321
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2004
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2004
Direct Dismissals: 257

Additional Information

Sabca, subsidiary of Dassault industries, will dismiss 321 jobs in different Belgian units. 141 will be lost at the Gosselies units, the rest at the units of Haren and Lumen. The compromise between trade unions and management has been rejected twice by the personnel (vote of 58% negative in September and 75% in December). Following the second rejection in September, 12 people were already laid off at the Haren unit. The 10 workers fired at Christmas caused tension at the site of Gosselies; a strike occurred between January 5 and January 15. A social agreement was finally found on January 15 between workers and management.