Remmery death-threat manager seriously ill

27th February 2006, Comments 0 comments

27 February 2006, BRUSSELS — Rik Vannieuwenhuyse has temporarily stood down as the business manager of the delicatessen firm Remmery in Ledegem.

27 February 2006

BRUSSELS — Rik Vannieuwenhuyse has temporarily stood down as the business manager of the delicatessen firm Remmery in Ledegem.

Vannieuwenhuyse has fallen ill and was admitted last week to hospital. He will need to stay there for the next four months.

"I must be operated on my intestines. My stay here can last four months, but it can also be a year," he said.

Vannieuwenhuyse said the highly-publicised controversy around the delicatessen business last year was not linked to his departure.

The business manager made headlines when he refused to sack Moroccan employee Naïma Amzil after a series of death threats. The case remains unsolved.

Some 25 people are employed by the delicatessen. The business was recently taken over and seven people were made redundant.

"I plan to stay on for another five years as manager. Then I will stop," Vannieuwenhuyse said.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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