Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

525 - 545 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 May 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 January 2015


On 16 May 2013 newspaper publishers Wegener and Media Groep Limburg, the Mecom Group's Dutch operations, announced plans to cut more than 500 jobs by 2015.

In detail, the plan (525-545 redundancies) refers to 125 jobs in the editorial boards, 100 jobs in the support services and 60-70 ones in the printing operations (with the possibility of closure for 2 of them).

The restructuring is due to a sharp fall on advertising revenues in 2012 (compared to 2011).

The consultation period with the works council is expected to end by the end of July.

For previous restructuring see Wegener 2012, Wegener 2008, Wegener 2006a, Wegener 2006b, Wegener 2005 and Wegener 2002.

Updated, 13-07-2013

As announced, the Dutch newspaper publisher Wegener is to close only one of its printing operations.  

The closure refers only to the printing site in Enschede which currently employs 61 people, whereas at the Heerlen site only job cuts will take place. The timeline for the restructuring is not yet available.


  • 15 May 2013: Wegener (press release)
  • 13 July 2013: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 16 May 2013: NRC Handelsblad


Eurofound (2013), Wegener, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 75662, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75662.