Boskalis announces fleet rationalisation plan

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announced that its Work Council has unanimously rendered positive advice on the fleet rationalization plan announced in early July. The agreement advises that Boskalis will continue to crew two of the five Fairmount vessels for the time being with Dutch employees.

As a consequence, 24 vessels will be taken out of service resulting in the loss of approximately 650 jobs worldwide.

Furthermore, Boskalis has reached an agreement in principle with the Works Council on a social plan. The workforce reduction will be absorbed through attrition and redeployment where possible and affected employees can make use of a social plan. Boskalis will invite the trade unions to resume talks about this.

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Source: Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.