Despite its restructuring plan announced on Thursday last, Carrefour “believes in Belgium”, Wallonia’s Minister of the Economy and Labour, Pierre-Yves Jeholet, said on Tuesday after a meeting with the management of the French retail giant.
Trade union representatives on Friday denounced the Government’s “hypocritical compassion” for the workers affected by Carrefour’s restructuring plan as they arrived for a meeting – at around 4.30 p.m.-  with the Government at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Brussels.
When all reductions in employers’ contributions and the effects of the tax shift are factored in, the cumulative increase in wage costs in Belgium since 1996 should be one percentage point lower in 2018 than the average for its three neighbours, the Central Economic Council says in a report released…

Half of Belgians aged 55 to 64 work

Friday, 19 January 2018 18:53
In the third quarter of 2017, half of all Belgians aged 55 to 64 were in employment, according to statistics from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), quoted on Friday by De Tijd and L’Echo.

Sharp drop in collective redundancies in 2017

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:10
The year 2017 was marked by a sharp drop in collective redundancies and jobs threatened as a result of such procedures, according to data from the Labour Department.
The monthly unemployment rate in the Brussels Region went down for the 38th consecutive month in December 2017, and now stands at 16.4%, Actiris reported on Wednesday.
The provisional social insurance payments made each quarter by self-employed persons will be more in line with their real income from the 1st of January 2018.
Belgium’s National Employment Office, ONEM, has found that, for years, the three companies of the national railway group, SNCB, violated social laws due to a miscalculation of the hours employees with 4/5th-time contracts were required to work.
In 2017 the free partner network of the job platform StepStone experienced remarkable growth.
Hourly labour costs increased at a slower rate in Belgium than in the rest of the euro zone in the third quarter of this year, according to statistics published on Tuesday by the European statistical office, Eurostat.