Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.1 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

200 - 275 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 March 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 January 2020


The Dutch utilities supply company, Nuon, has announced it will cut 275 positions in the Netherlands by January 2020. The job reductions are connected to an internal restructuring of Nuon's mother entity, the Swedish company Vatenfall, in order to make a transition towards renewable energy. As of April 2018, there is no information regarding reactions from social partners or tripartite organisations, or regarding when the layoffs will start taking place. However, Vattenfall has stated its intention to implement the job reductions in a “socially responsible” manner, in cooperation with trade unions and works councils. 

The Swedish state-owned Vattenfall group has announced it will cut 1,500 jobs in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. 


  • 19 March 2018: Nu.nl
  • 19 March 2018: Het Parool
  • 19 March 2018: De Telegraaf


Eurofound (2018), Nuon, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 93762, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93762.