Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.1 - Radio broadcasting

270 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 April 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2012
Foreseen end date
1 January 2013


On the 19 April, Dutch Radio Wereldomroep announced that it will cut 270 out of 350 jobs. The joblosses are due to drastic budget cuts announced by the Cabinet, with funding going down from 46 to 14 million euro. The unions have agreed a social plan.

Traditionally, Wereldomroep has been broadcasting radio programs to Dutch residents abroad. From the first of January 2013 onwards, services will be cut back substantially and be limited to a specified set of countries only.


  • 21 April 2012: De Volkskrant
  • 20 April 2012: De Volkskrant


Eurofound (2012), Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 73637, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73637.