Vestas eases up on Danish firing round

The number of fired personnel has been reduced from 90 to 48. A total of 66 workers are longer employed at Vestas' Ringkøbing factory in Northwestern Denmark.

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In late August, the Danish wind turbine maker announced its plan to fire 90 employees at its factory in Ringkøbing in Northwestern Denmark. The firing round is now finished, and the result was less severe than first anticipated, reports local daily Dagbladet Ringkøbing-Skjern.

"Some of our colleagues applied for vacant position in other parts of the company, so we ended up with 66 employees. 11 of these decided to retire, and seven added themselves the list, so 48 workers were fired. Even though we substantially reduced the number of dismissals, it's naturally sad for the colleagues who were fired. [We] will continue to help them into jobs and vocational training in the coming time," says Michael Abildgaard, labor representative for all 4,000 Vestas employees in Denmark, to the newspaper.

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