Dozens of workers are set to lose their jobs at Levi Strauss & Co when the jeans giant reorganises its distribution centres in France and the Netherlands.

But a report in the Belgian media on Friday said the reorganisation, which is part of the apparel firm's global restructuring drive, will not lead to any job losses at the company's Belgian distribution centre.

It added the French unit will close in 12 months time with the loss of 55 jobs and the Dutch division in early 2004 with the loss of two dozen jobs.