Internal restructuring
Vlaams Gewest; Prov. Antwerpen; Arr. Antwerpen
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56 - Food and beverage service activities

134 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Aramark, a Belgian firm specialised in catering services, has announced it wil dismiss 134 of its 640 employees. According to the company management the effort is needed for the company to continue in the future. Because of the Covid-19 crisis many employees across the country work from home on a regular basis. In addition, eating in cafetarias is often not allowed due to increased infection risk. Because of this, the need for catering services at workplaces has declined significantly. Trade union representatives at the company however fear that the company management will use these changes as a way to introduce more flexible and cheaper workers, reducing overall job quality. In total 25 white collar workers and 109 blue collar workers are at risk of losing their jobs. 



Eurofound (2020), Aramark, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 101901, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101901.