Social unrest at Ford in Genk is over

22nd January 2008, Comments 0 comments

A preliminary accord has been reached at the Belgian Ford plant in Genk (Limburg) regarding working conditions

A preliminary accord has been reached at the Belgian Ford plant in Genk (Limburg) regarding working conditions, temporary contracts and a demand for more money.

It has been agreed to pay the blue collar workers a premium of €800 net. The trade unions and management have reached a compromise to this effect with the help of a social mediator.

200 of the 900 temporary blue collar workers will receive a regular contract.

The preliminary accord reached Sunday night between the trade unions and the management of car manufacturer Ford in Genk includes the promise of 20 extra workers- ten per shift, and a 3% lower work tempo on the assembly line.

The workers will receive a premium of €500 gross - two times - in April and December. This boils down to some €800 after taxes.

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