Dutch construction giant Royal BM has announced plans to divest operations in Belgium. The group is a shareholder in four companies in Belgium, including three Flanders. Wallonia is home to a company called Galer in Chadfontaine, which is active in civil engineering and construction, employing 530 workers.
“In mid-February, the group announced its new strategy for the next year and its desire to focus on operations in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Will remain operational for Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany but BAM is looking for buyersA spokesman for Galer, a company in Chad Fontaine, confirmed on Tuesday.At this point, it is too early to say more, but this will not change our operations in any way, we are working to ensure our order book, which is still being filled.“.
On behalf of the CSC and FGTB trade unions represented within the company, the announcement came as a surprise to Galler as to whether it qualifies as a healthy company. “It has a quality workforce and its order book is full by the end of 2021.The activities of the gallery are continuing as planned, and employment is fully guaranteed at this stage.“Underline the workers’ representatives. The unions believe.”Outreach should be implemented to protect employment, maintain and develop operations“So they favor as many shareholders as possible locally.”A decision-making center close to the workers, eager to participate in the economic development of the area“.
According to the unions, in addition to a new buyer, all avenues are now being analyzed, including the opening up of capital for workers and the call for public investment companies.
The first national conciliation meeting will be held on Thursday.