At the beginning of September, the Makro Belgium group lodged a request with the Antwerp Company Court to open a Judicial Reorganization Procedure (PRJ). After a first takeover of the company, last June, the situation has clearly not improved.
And a few days ago, staff representatives learned that the tender procedure should be launched on October 12. “This means that prospective buyers will come forward and they have an obligation to say how many members of staff they are taking over,” explained Laurent D’aix, SETCa delegate, at the start of the week. “The closing of offers is scheduled for November 14. »
But union representatives are very pessimistic. “It smells bad… If they don’t find a buyer, I have the impression that they will do everything to declare bankruptcy. Our salaries are guaranteed until the end of the procedure, so in December. “Nevertheless, it is the unknown for the future. “We are afraid of not having notice in the event of job loss, especially since there are many long careers here. »
In the meantime, in the many Makro stores in the country, the shelves are gradually emptying. And the sight is sad to see. Like these images, filmed in one of the Makro stores in Antwerp, by our colleagues from the Gazet van Antwerpen.
Distressing images when you know that Makro remains one of the favorite supermarkets of Belgians…