BRUSSELS (Brussels Morning) – The board of directors of the Brussels bookstore has finally responded to the recent revelations of BX1 on the acts of harassment denounced by several dozen employees against the founder of the bookstore, Marc Filipson.
Since March 25 and the revelation by BX1 of a complaint sent by 48 Filigranes employees to the Securex social insurance fund for management, harassment and work organisation problems, the bookstore’s Facebook page had remained silent. Nearly ten days later, the board of directors unveiled a press release on Sunday evening in which it acted on several decisions announced in recent days.
They first went back to the “sincere apologies” from Marc Filipson who “undertook to start real work on himself, and to take a step aside to allow the management of Filigranes to evolve in a new direction and perpetuate this place that we all care about”.
The Board of Directors confirmed its search for “a new Director”. They specified: “The applications are numerous and sometimes exciting. We are looking at them with interest, and you will be the first to be informed once a decision has been made”.
‘Recognition’ and ‘Respect’
The CA also wishes to “show its recognition” and its “respect” towards “ a whole team of nearly 200 passionate people who allow this place to live and exist. It is thanks to them that Filigranes exists, but it is above all thanks to you”, concludes the press release. The bookstore also offers people who wish to ask their questions by e-mail to [email protected] .
This is not the first time that the board of directors have responded on this matter. The CA had sent a press release on Saturday March 26, the day after the revelations, stating in particular that certain remarks against Marc Filipson were “misleading, defamatory or completely taken out of context” and regretting that “rather than address the management directly, the channel of the press has been chosen with the manifest aim of harming, dirtying and wounding”. Charges to which BX1 had responded.
Since then, the Labour Auditor has announced the automatic opening of a file on this case.