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DHL to slash Brussels jobs

Published on 06/04/2004

6 April 2004

BRUSELS – International courier firm DHL will cut its Belgian workforce almost in half, media reports said on Tuesday.

The reprts said the firm is planning to shed 450 jobs at its ‘Global and European Co-ordination Centre’ (GECC), which has offices in Brussels and Diegem. The GECC currently employs 950 people.

Under a planned reorganisation of its activities, 177 GECC employees will be transferred to DHL operations in Bonn, Germany, and 98 will be moved to other sites in Belgium. The remaining 173 will be laid off.

Belgian trade unions have already criticised the news and say the real number of job losses could well be higher as employees may not wish to move to Germany.

DHL has confired that a reorgaisation is underway but said it has still to decide on precise numbers of relocations and job cuts.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Belgian news