Internal restructuring
Région Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijke Gewest;
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Insurance, Reinsurance And Pension Funding, Except Compulsory Social Security
65.1 - Insurance

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


P&V, a Belgian insurance provider has announced the dismissal of 300 of its employees. Similar to the announced layoffs at AXA, the main reasoning behind the decision is the impact of ongoing low interest rates combined with increased investments in digitalization. The company states it strives to make the layoffs as socially responsible as possible by decreasing the amount of direct dismissals to an absolute minimum and opting for voluntary dismissals and natural attrition instead. Almost all of the employees that will lose their job are white collar workers. Trade unions state that they hope that the management will be able to fulfil their promises and will monitor the way the actual dismissals are implemented; it is foreseen that the job cuts will be enacted by 2020 and avoiding as far as possible collective dismissals.  The company has also indicated it will seek a new deal with remaining employees on pay and remuneration.


  • 13 September 2016: De Standaard
  • 13 September 2016: De Tijd


Eurofound (2016), P&V, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 88580, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88580.