Again Job Cuts at Dutch ENCI

Again Job Cuts at Dutch ENCI
Published: 03 October 2005

Dutch cement factory ENCI will be affected again by job cuts, the parent company, German cement producer HeidelbergCement AG, said on September 29, 2005. 
 
Under a large European restructuring HeidelbergCement will cut 68 jobs at its Benelux-based subsidiaries within 18 months, a half of which at ENCI and the other half in Belgium. 
 
The job cuts involve administrative and managing personnel. 
 
HeidelbergCement said earlier in September 2005, it would cut 1,100 jobs in Europe to improve efficiency and productivity. 
 
HeidelbergCement has some 2,000 employees in the Benelux, a half of which in the Netherlands. 
 
A strike broke out at ENCI at the beginning of 2005 due to announced job cuts. The employees resumed work after the management promised to keep operational the stony oven in Maastricht, southern Netherlands, for the time being, as a result of which the planned number of job cuts was reduced.