The unions hope that the workers that will lose their jobs will be able to take early-retirement.
They also have called for blue collar workers and white collar staff to be given the same severance terms, something that is not provided for under the minimum severance terms laid out in Belgian labour law.
Renolit makes sealing systems for (amongst other things) roofs and swimming pool at its Oudenaarde plant. It also makes foil for technical applications in the graphics industry.
The company plans to transfer this production to a factory in Spain. Renolit plans to keep open its marketing, sales, research and development and support departments at the Oudenaarde site.
These departments currently provided employment for 30 people.