That Arriva are in big trouble, now costs the employees the christmas present.
It is apparent from an email that is sent out by the company's adm. director, Marianne Bøttger.
'We are approaching the end of 2019. A year, which in many ways has been marked by challenges in our business.'
'It means also, unfortunately, this year, we must change the way we distribute the christmas gifts on. You may have already noticed that there has not been ’closed up’ for the online christmas gift shop this year. Christmas present this year will instead be a new year greeting, which will receive on the other side of the turn of the year.'
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'It is important for me to stress that when we change the christmas present in years, it is not an expression of the fact that your work is less recognised and appreciated. And I would be the first to thank you all for the enormous amount of work, I know, will be put into Arriva from your page every single day. But we are unfortunately in a critical situation, compounded by the fact that Arriva is put up for sale by our shareholders of Deutsche Bahn. It makes it even more essential that all countries in the fullest possible extent to deliver on their budgets. And we are unfortunately not in Denmark.'
But the employees must pay with a tax-free gift, to Arriva is more palatable to sell, to say the least, not something that impresses Dennis Alex Jørgensen, the chairman of the HK Traffic and Railway
Dennis Alex Jørgensen, the chairman of the HK Traffic and & Rail:
- I think that it is very low to sink, that the company sends the bill for his bad management decisions down to employees by eliminating their christmas presents with such short notice, he says to Ekstra Bladet.
He believes They got the job for cheap:
- This is the ugly side of the offer. Some offer are good and shakes the bag, but dårligdommene comes with a like this.
- It is only the shareholders who are profiting from this, and it goes beyond employees and customers, he says.
Arriva: 'A difficult market'
the Extra Leaf has been in contact with Pia Hammershøy Splittorff, and asked whether Arriva will deepen the internal letter. She replies in an email:
'It is hard to think of a Danish company that has not at one time or another have experienced challenges or changes in market conditions that affect business, and which requires action agile, or making hard decisions.'
'Arriva is no exception. We are in the market for collective transport, which is a difficult market, and this year it requires a part to deliver on the expectations we have set. Arriva is fundamentally a healthy business with lots of potential and an ocean of talented and dedicated employees, so we are quite optimistic for the future and have of course also from the management side acted on the situation we are in.'
'As a responsible management screws you on some handle, when there is no balance between the top and bottom. Therefore, the fall christmas present of Arriva in the year in the spot on the other side of the turn of the year as a new year greeting, which we also previously have communicated to our staff.'Show more Close
the Facts Arriva
Owner: Deutsche Bahn
Business: Bus, busses, trains, electric cars DriveNow, the training center UCplus
Trains: Arriva has since 2003 been responsible for the operation of rail passenger services in Mid - and west Jutland. The company serving today, 15 percent of the Danish rail network.
Arriva runs on togstrejkningerne: Aarhus-Skjern, Århus-Struer, Struer-Thisted, Struer-Skjern Esbjerg-Skjern Esbjerg-Niebüll (Germany), Had between London and the Nr. Nebel and Vejle-Struer, as well as from 2020, the Odense-Svendborg.
- DriveNow: Together with bybilsselskabet Drivenow introduced Arriva in 2015 byilerne. The company has cars in several places in Europe
- Ucplus: Uddannelsesorgansiation. Educate togchauffører, taxidriveres and taxidriveres.
- Bus: Arriva has been responsible for the bus services in several locations in Denmark since 1997. In all, there are a busflåde of 1200 buses and 3500 drivers.
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