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Camaieu staff on strike over jobs uncertainty

12:36 13/07/2020

Staff at Camaieu stores in Belgium have walked out on strike, fearing for their jobs after the clothing retailer's French parent company was put into receivership.

The CNE trade union said staff had been given no information about what impact the procedure would have on their jobs.

Camaieu employs 130 staff in Belgium, about 60 of whom gathered outside the Rue Neuve store on Monday morning.

"We are waiting to get real answers from the French management as to whether it intends to keep us or launch a bankruptcy procedure in Belgium," said CNE secretary Jalil Bourhidane.

The union is calling for "real negotiations with possible future buyers to save the stores".

Bourhidane added: "We have well-qualified staff and very well-located stores, so we are sure we can save the business, either with the current shareholders or with others. As long as we have no progress, we will continue to fight."

Written by The Bulletin