Land registry cuts 720 jobs

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8 February 2005, AMSTERDAM — Land registry office Kadaster will cut between 360 and 720 jobs over the next five years and close half of its offices.

8 February 2005

AMSTERDAM — Land registry office Kadaster will cut between 360 and 720 jobs over the next five years and close half of its offices.

The self-governing body — which gathers information about buildings and ships — said on Tuesday it hopes to avoid forced redundancies, but management has refused to offer any guarantees. It currently employs 2,400 people.

Director Dorine Burmanje said the nature of the job losses depended on the plans the Cabinet has for the pension system, such as the government's moves to restrict early retirement.

Trade union CNV Publieke Zaak reacted angrily and said it had not been informed about the job cuts prior to the news reaching the media on Tuesday. This was despite the fact the union had asked management to comment on a rumoured restructuring several weeks ago.

The cutbacks are blamed on the increasing use of computers in purchase and mortgage documents. The documents were previously sent by notaries through the post, but are now more often sent by email.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news


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