Last year a 126 of the total 1,144 aldermen in the Netherlands were dismissed or forced to resign - the highest number in 15 years, according to a study commissioned by Binnelands Bestuur. In 2004, a total of 157 aldermen and -women were forced to leave, NOS reports.
ABN Amro found a total of 114 employees guilty of falsifying signatures on mortgage advices. Most of them were reprimanded and a number were dismissed, including some managers, ANP reports. The bank did not release exact numbers, but according to Financieele Dagblad, around 10 people lost their jobs.
A police officer from Limburg was dismissed with immediate effect on Tuesday after he was caught having webcam sex with what he believed was a 17-year-old girl. This happened several times during working hours and while he was in uniform, according to 1Limburg.
This case was revealed by crime journalist Peter R. de Vries. He investigated for months after getting hold of footage of the police officer and teenager. According to him, the teenager is actually an adult woman pretending on Skype to be a 17-year-old girl.
A 46-year-old police officer from Eindhoven was officially dismissed for leaking confidential police information
Rosmalen based mink farm Rios Mink summarily dismissed three employees after a video showed them violently throwing the animals in a gas box. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, NVWA, is investigating.
ABN Amro has dismissed another employee of the bank's Dubai office due to fraud, bringing the total of fired employees in the fraud investigation up to nine.
Geurt Visser, an alderman in Den Helder, has been dismissed for sending sexually explicit messages to female colleagues. He was voted out by 18 of the 29 council members during a specially arranged council meeting on Monday night, NOS reports.
Pathologist George Maat, who caused quite a bit of controversy by showing pictures of MH17 victims during a lecture on the identification process on Wednesday, has been put out of the forensic team
The court in Amsterdam decided on Tuesday that Trouw newspaper was justified in dismissing journalist Perdiep Ramesar. Ramesar was fired when Trouw discovered that some of his sources were untraceable. Ramesar fought his dismissal with a lawsuit.
After receiving complaints, the National Police has launched an investigation into the behavior of their agents during the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague in March.
A few days before the mass-axing of more than 1,200 employees at the Philip Morris cigarette factory in Bergen op Zoom, the company organized a party for the workers, the AD reports.
Two child minders at the Flamingo Regenboog daycare center in Amsterdam-Noord have been made inactive due to their failure to supervise two children properly.
A sommelier from the Amstel Hotel was unjustly stripped of his job because he drank wine while doing it. From a sentence published today, it appears that the hotel did not consequently apply its own house rules, the nrc reports
State Secretary of Finance, Frans Weekers (VVD), will offer his resignation to the King tomorrow, according to a debate yesterday in which he was asked to justify problems with disbursement of allowances at the Tax and Customs Administration.