Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.1 - Passenger rail transport, interurban

174 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
30 November 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Belgian railway company SNCB/NMBS announced its intention to create 174 FTE jobs in 2014.

The job creation refers to 78 Dutch-speaking and 96 French-speaking controllers.

The decision comes from the necessity to add a second controller per train in order to improve the security of passengers and workers.

According to the union CGSP-Cheminots/ACOD-Spoor, this measure is not enough to tackle the phenomenon of physical and verbal attacks against the conductors. 

For previously reported restructuring see SNCB/NMBS 2009 and SNCB/NMBS 2003


  • 13 October 2013: CGSP Cheminots
  • 12 October 2013: L'Echo


Eurofound (2013), SNCB/NMBS, Business expansion in Belgium, factsheet number 76020, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76020.