Transport company Vos, one of Europe’s largest, is to make 145 Dutch workers redundant, the company announced on Thursday.
The company is suffering from the financial crisis but a request for short-time working was turned down by the social affairs ministry because it could not show that turnover was down 30%.
‘It’s logical we were refused,’ director Frank Verhoeven told the Telegraaf. ‘We were judged on August and September when there was no problem.’ The sharp downturn in turnover began in October, he said.
VOS will also scrap another 200 jobs, primarily in Poland, France and Hungary. And it will not renew temporary contracts.
The company employs 2,700 workers worldwide.
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