Internal restructuring
Région Wallonne; Prov. Hainaut; Arr. Charleroi
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.1 - Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys

80 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 March 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Carinox, a site of ArcelorMittal, located in the region of Charleroi, is about to cut 80 jobs and reassign another 70 employees. This restructuring is partly linked to the temporary stoppage of the stripping activities of the site of 'decaperie de la Praye' (see fact sheet n°13281). The activities should then be decreased and cause a change in work organisation: three teams instead of four and five working days instead of seven. No compulsory dismissals are forecast: 70 workers will be reassigned to other sites while 80 may leave on early retirement (prepension). ArcelorMittal is facing a severe decrease of demand and a lack of capital. This decision could be very damaging to the possibilities of survival of the metal industry in the region of Charleroi.


  • 19 March 2009: La Libre Belgique
  • 19 March 2009: Le Soir


Eurofound (2009), Carinox, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 68605, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68605.