EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wetterskip Fryslan

Wetterskip Fryslan

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Noord-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Leeuwarden


Sector: Utilities
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
36 - Water collection, treatment and supply
Number Employed: 600

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-07-2005
Planned Job Reductions min: 60
Planned Job Reductions max: 60
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 27-07-2005
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2006
Other Job Reduction Measures: 60

Additional Information

Dutch regional water company Wetterskip Fryslan, in Leeuwarden, northern Netherlands, will cut 60 jobs, (10% of its workforce), by 1 January 2006. The job cuts will affect mainly the management staff and forced lay-offs are not expected. The workforce reduction will be part of the company's cost-saving plan for the next four years, which is expected to save €8 million. 'We plan to centralise the organisation of the company as much as possible', the director Peter Polhuis said.