Internal restructuring
RĂ©gion Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijke Gewest;
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

55 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 December 2012
Employment effect (start)
31 January 2013
Foreseen end date
30 June 2013


The company Levi Strauss & Co is planning 55 job cuts across various departments in Belgium. The restructuring plan was drawn up two months ago and it is ongoing. The collective dismissals procedure (Renault law) was allegedly launched without prior warning to the employees or their representatives.

According to the management, the decision arises from the need to remain competitive by reducing the costs. The unions have expressed their wish for no further dismissals in the near future as they fear that the Ixelles seat will lose its headquarter status for the European operations. They have expressed their decision to negotiate a social plan for the redundant employees and to propose alternatives.


  • 24 December 2012: L'Echo


Eurofound (2012), Levi Strauss & Co, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 74727, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74727.