Internal restructuring
Région Wallonne; Prov. Namur; Arr. Namur
Location of affected unit(s)
Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain Sekurit (Auvelais)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23 - Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products

241 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 February 2009
Employment effect (start)
2 March 2009
Foreseen end date
31 March 2009


The French glass manufacturer Saint Gobain is about to cut 241 jobs at its plants located in Auvelais, Walloon Region. Saint-Gobain Glass and Saint-Gobain Sekurit both employ 882 workers on their site. The management explained its decision by the decrease in demand from two important sectors: the construction and automobile industries. The trade unions remain sceptical about this decision. They believe the management is using the economic crisis to justify the implementation of structural measures. The trade unions announced that they would refuse any direct dismissals but try to obtain other type of job reduction from the management.


  • 10 February 2009: Le Soir


Eurofound (2009), Saint-Gobain, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 68183, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68183.