Shipbuilder to fine staff caught sneaking a cigarette
Friday 05 October 2012
Dutch shipbuilder IHC Merwede is to fine workers who light up a cigarette outside official breaks €100 for each offence, the AD reports on Friday.
Repeat offenders may even eventually miss out on their profit share entitlements of some €2,400, the paper said.
The plan has been approved by the company’s works council. Merwede has a workforce of 3,000.
According to the AD, the measure has been brought in because the company wants a healthier workforce, especially now the state pension age is being increased to 66. The company also wants to stop smokers taking more breaks than non-smokers.
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