Coca-Cola Enterprises workers in Belgium are set to vote on an agreement between the company and trade unions that could lead to the loss of 50 jobs.

On Friday (10 March), unions struck an agreement with CCE's Belgian arm over the closure of three distribution centres in the country in the towns of Oostkamp, Barchon and Evere.

The deal will see workers at the affected sites offered jobs at CCE's operations elsewhere in Belgium or early retirement.

A CCE spokesman in Brussels told just-drinks (14 March) that 30 employees had accepted the offer of early retirement but that the company was aiming to minimise the total number of jobs to be lost.

He added that CCE was "confident" that workers would endorse the union agreement in next week's vote.