The loss of the supply to the Netherlands will not be felt in Belgium, according to the management. “There is no influence on our activities in Willebroek and certainly not on employment,” assures Koen Tengrootenhuysen, property manager at Decathlon Belgium. The centre currently employs 398 people.
Unions and management have not been able to come to an agreement on night work. The employment minister, Kris Peeters, has said he is ready to send a social trouble-shooter “to help resolve the discussion.”