Südzucker announced on Tuesday he wants to cut sugar production by 700,000 tonnes a year and save 100 million euros a year because of historically low sugar prices. The closure of factories in Germany and Europe is not excluded.
"Information has raised major concerns at the Tienen refinery," says Deputy Bert Verhoogen (ABVV). "Our delegates are being bombed by questions, asking the management to convene a staff council, but he does not want to do so yet, because there is nothing to say."
Raffinerie Tirlemontoise employs about 600 people in our country and has two sugar factories in Tienen and Wanza, as well as several locations, including Râpeia de Longchamps.
The European sugar quota was abolished on 1 October 2017.