DAF may cut jobs in Netherlands and Belgium

24th October 2008, Comments 0 comments

Lorry manufacturer DAF is considering scrapping hundreds of jobs, according to unions in the Netherlands and Belgium.

24 October 2008

The Belgian union ABVV says more than 750 jobs will be lost at DAF Trucks Belgium. DAF Eindhoven is also considering cuts, mainly among temporary staff. More than 6,000 people work at DAF Eindhoven, though 25% of these are temporary. In addition, recruitment has been suspended and employees will be forced to take a break between Christmas and the New Year.

Demand for lorries has stagnated as a result of the credit crisis, and there are some cases of orders being cancelled. DAF is part of the US concern Paccar, which has made lower profits because of falling sales in North America, Europe and Australia.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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