After media reports about possible job cuts at Proximus, prime minister Charles Michel CEO Dominique Leroy and chairman Stefaan De Clerck invited to text and explanation to come. Trading in the share Proximus today was not started and will be possible throughout the day be suspended to continue.also Read “Fear for the loss of 2,000 jobs at Proximus”, management talks about "kostenoptimalisering” “Very concerned”
In the transformation plan of Proximus would now be of 1,900 redundancies, but also of 1,250 new employees, let Peeters after the consultation to understand. According to him, the figures are still “not final”. The government expected in the coming hours, further clarification about the plan. the
“It is a delicate situation,” says Peeters. “It is important to say that everyone has to take responsibility and that we are very concerned about the possible loss of jobs.”
Proximus itself can currently not respond to the comments of Peeters, said a spokesman. The company once again refers to the communication that is announced for tomorrow, for the opening of the exhibition. Until then, will the trading in the share Proximus suspended continue. “Today We are going to do not respond to statements.”
This is little respectful. We had expected that the employees be informed, then the political. Consultation should happen where it should happentrade union leader Ben Coremans (ACV-Transcom)
The trade unions react in disbelief. “This is little respectful,” said trade union leader Ben Coremans (ACV-Transcom). He heard the news about the possible 1.900 redundancies through the press, he himself was not aware.
“This, we are not used to it and it is not very respectful. We had expected that the employees be informed, then the political. Consultation should happen where it should happen.” Coremans also has questions at the number. “What is that, it's 1,900 lay-offs? Going to be naked redundancies, early retirement, natural wastage? One thing is for sure. They are going to us to encounter.”
The liberal overheidsvakbond VSOA regrets the period of uncertainty for employees in anticipation of the special joint committee that will take place.