Rotterdam in financial trouble

24th October 2011, Comments 2 comments

Local party Leefbaar Rotterdam ‘Liveable Rotterdam’ wants to reduce the working hours of the city’s council workers as an alternative to the councils’ recently announced budget cuts.

The party says that its proposal would lead to savings of around 30 million euros a year. Leefbaar Rotterdam Councillor Ronald Buijt says that the costs of years of financial mismanagement on the part of ruling coalition parties VVD conservatives and PvdA Labour are being passed on to the taxpayer. according to Mr Buijt.

Leefbaar Rotterdam wants to roll back the council’s budget cuts and replace them with shorter working hours for council workers. the Leefbaar Rotterdam councillor said.

The Netherlands main port city is in dire straits. At the end of September, the city council announced it would have to implement 23 million euros' worth of additional cuts in 2012. This amount comes on top of the 180 million euros announced in spring.

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2 Comments To This Article

  • David posted:

    on 1st November 2011, 08:11:26 - Reply

    Sad to say but we are all (the world) trying to stream line expenses and max productivity But in doing so that burns the bridges that made us succeed.
  • David posted:

    on 1st November 2011, 08:11:26 - Reply

    Sad to say but we are all (the world) trying to stream line expenses and max productivity But in doing so that burns the bridges that made us succeed.