Employment issues in the retail sector in Belgium
Lead NCPBelgium
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a syndicate of trade unions regarding the activities of Marks and Spencer in Belgium.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date14 May 2001
Host country(ies)Belgium
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorWholesale and retail trade
StatusConcluded
Summary

In May 2001, the Belgian NCP received a request for review by a syndicate of trade unions regarding the closure of Marks and Spencer stores in Belgium, alleging that it was a breach of the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines.

Following consultations held by the NCP however, the facts provided did not enable the NCP to establish whether or not the company had breached the Guidelines. A press release to this effect was issued on 23 December 2001 (in French).