Internal restructuring
Région Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijke Gewest;
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 October 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


LSG Sky Chefs, a catering subsidiary of the Lufthansa group, has announced the intent to dismiss 130 of its 600 employees in Belgium. Most of these are blue collar workers active in the production departments of the company based in Zaventem, Brussels but also in some regional airports. The main reasoning behind the restructuring are cost saving measures made necessary, according to the company, by increased competition and loss of several significant contracts. Trade unions have indicated that they will propose alternative measures to the management in order to reduce the amount of job losses. In total the Lufthansa group has indicated that it could dismiss 2400 of its European employees across its catering  operations, notably in Germany (1700), by 2021.


  • 26 October 2016: De Morgen
  • 26 October 2016: De Standaard


Eurofound (2016), LSG Sky Chefs, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 89002, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89002.