Airline KLM is preparing for its first forced layoffs. Up to 20 percent of the 30 thousand KLM employees will lose their jobs in the coming years - up to 6 thousand jobs.
TSN Thuiszorg, the largest home care organization in the Netherlands has announced its 5th reorganization, which will involve 436 permanent employees working as home care assistants being laid off and 218 employees on fixed-term contracts not having their contracts extended. A poll commissioned by union FNV has shown that 85 percent of the Dutch population is against the cutbacks in healthcare.
DSM, the Dutch-based multinational life sciences and material sciences company, has announced a reorganization in which between 900 and 1,100 jobs will be lost. About half of these jobs are in the Netherlands.
KLM will announce further restructuring measures in September. According to CEO Pieter Elbers, these measures are a "logical approach" to accelerate the existing cost cutting program and enable the airline to reach the 700 million euro target in 2018, instead of in 2020.
The enforcement department of benefits agency UWV were unable to investigate more than 3 thousand reports of fraud last year because "the workload was too great". This is based on UWV internal correspondence in the possession of newspaper Trouw, NOS reports.
V&D has reached an agreement with the unions. The company will not cut its employees' wages, but to make this possible, a reorganisation will be necessary.
Large parts of the Netherlands have a shortage of community police officers. Zuid- and Oost-Nederland in particular are still failing to meet the standard of one police officer per 5 thousand residents
The Amsterdam city council has a plan to structurally save 65 million euros, which entails maybe cutting 500 jobs. A survey among Amsterdam officials shows that 25 percent of them fear for their jobs, NRC reports.
ING Bank will announce hundreds of layoffs at the Dutch headquarters in Amsterdam on Tuesday. These layoffs form part of the reorganization program which was announced in November last year. A total of more than 2,700 jobs will disappear - 1,700 permanent jobs and 1,075 flexible jobs.
The National Police are dealing with financial problems that are even bigger than has been recognized up until now. The force management are therefore planning to drastically change course, with measures including giving mayors more power in the police.
There has been no control on drug smugglers in the Wadden Sea since June last year. And this will go on to at least the end of this year.
KLM aims to cut between 500 and 1,000 jobs before mid 2016 in a new reorganization. The company is currently discussing a voluntary redundancy plan with the unions.
PostNL is busy with yet another reorganization under the name "Davis Cup", AD reports. This reorganization will cost 150 jobs in the marketing and sales departments and 550 jobs in PostNL's car company.
Labor unions will go into discussion with retail chain Blokker today to discuss a social plan for the 440 employees that will lose their jobs, as the store announced yesterday. FNV Handel called that announcement "extremely painful news for the staff".
The court in Utrecht ruled today that the Brinks Nederland employee strike may continue at this time.
According to CNV Vakmensen, money transport company Brinks has not responded on an ultimatum from the unions. Actions will start on Saturday and ATM's will not be refilled by Brinks employees, says CNV director Peter de Ridder.
Newspaper concern Wegener, which is being taken over by De Persgroep from Belgium, expects to eliminate around 300 jobs at its regional newspapers. This was announced yesterday by Bernard van Iren of trade union FNV KIEM.
Dean Frank van Vree of the University of Amsterdam yesterday announced that the Faculty of Humanities will be thoroughly reorganized. The faculty has to deal with a budget shortfall, which means that the courses will have to be reevaluated.
BAM, the largest construction company in the Netherlands, aims to simplify the organization, causing 650 full time jobs to disappear.
Most of the layoffs will happen in the course of 2015, mostly among the office staff.
At the moment BAM consists of 12 operating companies in the Netherlands. These are merging together in two companies, reducing the number of necessary office jobs.
This is not the first reorganization that the company has implemented since the crisis. In recent years 1,150 jobs have been eliminated.
Almost half of the employers in the Netherlands asked their staff to take a lower position and less salary last year.
In protest against new reorganization plans from AirFrance-KLM, the French airline's pilots are threatening a strike lasting one week between the 15th and the 22nd of September in Paris. This would be the biggest pilots' strike since 1998, De Telegraaf reports.
Dutch postal service PostNL announces Monday that cuts, the smooth restructuring process and price hikes have resulted in an improved turnover for the second quarter of this year. Turnover increased with an added three percent to more than €1 billion.
ABN Amro mother company Deutsche Bank is planning remove 600 jobs in two consecutive dismissal rounds. According to the Financieele Dagblad (FD), the jobs are mostly ex-ABN Amro staff members.
'Amsterdam Zuidoost', starting May 1, 2014, will no longer be the official name for the district. Residents of Zuidoost will live from that moment on in just 'Amsterdam'.
On Tuesday, the Mayor and Aldermen decided to change the name 'Amsterdam Zuidoost'. This was done at the request of the board of the district council and the fractions of PvdA, VVD and GroenLinks.