Persistent uncertainty about the future of nuclear power plants in Belgium may prompt employees to leave the company early. “However, to guarantee nuclear safety, we need all of our workers”, Angie Electrabel’s boss, Thierry Sejman, told an internal letter that the Economic Newspaper was able to consult.
The operator of nuclear power plants pledges to guarantee the employment of employees on permanent contracts by the end of 2027 or even after the planned closure of seven nuclear reactors (2025). For those who plan to leave but who are committed to staying until July 2026, Angie offers a bonus equal to one year’s gross annual salary.
However, for this proposal to be valid, the government would have to ratify the phase-out of nuclear power by the end of 2025.