Netherlands - Unions shocked by Siemens closure - November 30, 2017

The announcement of a planned closure of a Siemens plant in Hengelo will threaten 600 jobs. The unions said they were completely taken by surprise as the news came out. Workers at the Hengelo branch were informed about what is happening at a meeting at stadium Grolsche Veste, with the CEO of the division explaining the closure via a video link. The unions want to know why Hengelo has to close, as they had the impression that after a difficult period, the company was running smoothly again.   

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