Internal restructuring
Région Wallonne; Prov. Liège; Arr. Liège
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53 - Postal and courier activities
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2022, Case number: 2

559 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 January 2021
Employment effect (start)
31 January 2021
Foreseen end date


Fedex, an American courier service company and part of the multinational TNT group, has announced it wil dismiss 671 employees in its facility in the airport of Liege. The restructuring is part of a larger European strategy to centralise operations further. Concretely, a part of the actitivies at the airport of Liege will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Trade union representatives at Fedex have stated that currently only administrative personnel are affected by the internal restructuring. The larger European effort will in total lead to the dismissal of approximately 6300 employees.

Update 01/07/2021: After the so-called Renault procedure has passed, which involves obligatory negotiations and consultations between the employer and trade unions, the number of dismissals has been reduced to a total of 157. 

Update 08/02/2023

In 2022, the airport in Liege was further downsized as part of the plan to make the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport the primary hub. As a result, the final number of dismissed employees is 559.

An application to the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to support the redundant workers was filed, for which €1.9 million have been granted.



Eurofound (2021), Fedex, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 103025, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/103025.