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Our economy blows: 126 jobs threatened at Unilever, Bekaert deletes 281 jobs

Economy Food business Unilever wants its Lipton tea factory in forest close. The entire production moves to Poland, and therefore are 126 jobs on the slope. Ear

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Our economy blows: 126 jobs threatened at Unilever, Bekaert deletes 281 jobs
Economy Food business Unilever wants its Lipton tea factory in forest close. The entire production moves to Poland, and therefore are 126 jobs on the slope. Earlier today it became known that, in addition, a whopping 281 jobs disappear in staaldraadfabrikant Bekaert, through restructuring.

Currently, Unilever in Europe, three theefabrieken; in England, Poland and Belgium. In the first two to be the teas made, that the Brussels factory to be forwarded to where they are packed into bags and boxes and divided. But the capacity of the factories is not fully utilised, which makes Lipton, competitiveness loses. “It is also inefficient for the teas first to Brussels, to transport and subsequently re-distribute,” says spokesman Freek Bracke.

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“at the same time, we see that the market for tea fragments. We find that an increasing number of small players on the market, and that there is a shift up of black tea to more refined tastes, to new theebelevenissen. In order to respond more flexibly and faster to respond, and our ability to make better use of is decided to have the production to be concentrated in Katowice and the factory in Vorst to close.” Frost it should take at Katowice, it has to do in part with the higher labour costs in our country.

Consequences limit

In total there are by the closure of 126 jobs on the slope. In addition to management positions, it goes mainly to workers. Unilever wants to say that everything in the work, the consequences for the affected employees as far as possible. In the event of possible job losses will Unilever do what is necessary to them to a new job, to help, this is it.

The Lipton plant in Frost is the only production unit Unilever in our country. Unilever, which also brands like Axe, Ben & Jerry's, Bertolli, Calve, Dove, Glorix, Knorr, Lipton, OLA, OMO, Robijn, Sun, Zwan and Zwitsal in the portfolio has, in our country, currently approximately 450 people.

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