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KLM Catering Services

KLM Catering Services

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.2 - Event catering and other food service activities
Number Employed: 1600
Group: KLM

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-04-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The Dutch flag carrier KLM catering unit, KLM Catering Services (KCS), will cut 100 of its 1,600 jobs, trade union De Unie said on 28 April 2003. All catering companies in the aviation sector face difficulties due to airlines' cost reductions. Demand for catering services on planes has decreased after the emergence of many budget airlines. De Unie official Michel Rog called for KLM to reduce temporarily working hours in KCS and avoid layoffs.