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196 jobs cut at IBM: No deal after the reconciliation meeting with unions |  Economie

196 jobs cut at IBM: No deal after the reconciliation meeting with unions | Economie

A mediation meeting organized between the unions and the IBM management on Thursday has yet to produce an agreement. Belga heard this from social partners, who don’t want to provide more details about the content. Negotiations will resume on Monday.




About thirty demonstrators from the Christian, socialist and liberal trade unions organized a campaign Thursday morning in front of the Agoria Sector Federation headquarters, where a reconciliation meeting was held with the management of IBM.

The US IT company announced a major restructuring plan at the start of November, putting 196 jobs in Belgium at risk. Negotiations between trade unions and the Belgian administration in the context of the Renault procedure have not yielded any results so far.

The unions accused the administration of the American group of ending the procedures unilaterally, and immediately launched a plan for “voluntary” departure and since then it has refused any dialogue with the union delegation.

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Thus, the unions, which also received the end of April in the Council of Ministers of Labor Minister Pierre Yves Derman, held a reconciliation session on Thursday, hoping to revive the dialogue with the administration. If in the end this does not work, the strike cannot be ruled out.

Trade unions campaign at IBM in Brussels

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