EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.23 - Justice and judicial activities

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-03-2013
Planned Job Reductions min: 2400
Planned Job Reductions max: 3700
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2014
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2018

Additional Information

On 22 March 2013 deputy minister Fred Teeven (Ministry of Justice) announced that 27 prisons will be closed in the coming years. The plan (to be implemented by 2018) affects 3,700 jobs. According to the announcement, 2,400 jobs are expected to be lost and additionally 1,300 employees are going to be redeployed. In consultation with the trade unions a social plan will be implemented.