Dutch Rail boss turns down extra pay

Bert Meerstadt, who took over as the head of state-owned railway company NS at the beginning of this year, will not earn any more than he did as the firm’s number two, the Telegraaf reports.

‘I am already paid royally. I don’t need to earn any more,’ the paper quoted him as saying.
Meerstadt earned €605,000 a year as second in command. The previous CEO, Aad Veenman earned €80,000 more, the paper says.
The government is under fire from left-wing MPs for allowing state-owned companies to pay staff well above official guidelines.

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