EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Vrije Universiteit Medical Center

Vrije Universiteit Medical Center

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Groot-Amsterdam; Noord-Holland; West-Nederland


Sector: Health / social work
Human health services
86.2 - Medical and dental practice activities
Number Employed: 5000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-12-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The medical centre of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam announced its plan to shed some 200 training positions in the next months. That is 4 % of the overall workforce (5000). According to the council of administration the centre has to cut the costs by 18 million euros in 2005. The council expects that most of the job suppression will happen by natural attrition, and an appropriate function will be sought for the remaining redundancies. A discussion with the trade unions will take place on 14 of December.