Over 300 Jobs to Go at Friesland Campina

NETHERLANDS – Between 337 and 375 jobs cuts are scheduled for two plants operated by Dutch dairy processor Friesland Campina.
calendar icon 10 June 2015
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Job losses at the Leeuwarden and Beilen plants, both in the Netherlands, are due to cost cutting and an efficiency drive.

Friesland Campina (FC) says the adjustments are in anticipation of milk quota removal and tightening quality requirements.

Up to 230 employees could be made redundant at Beilen, an infant nutrition and ingredients operation, and 145 in Leeuwarden, which produces condensed milk for export to the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

FC said: “At the beginning of this year, FrieslandCampina's production facilities in Beilen and Leeuwarden, together with staff from various departments within the organisation, made a start on increasing efficiency and reducing costs by making improvements to the way of working.

“The proposed improvements will result in structural changes, such as new working methods, changes in duties and responsibilities, more efficient staffing, the creation of teams, and adjustments to the organisation structure.”

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