‘Employees want ABN Amro bank to continue independently’

September 30th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Amsterdam, Sep 30 (DPA) ABN Amro personnel have demanded that the bank continue as an independent entity, Joop Hofland of the De Unie (worker’s union) said on Dutch television Tuesday.”The call among ABN Amro employees to continue as an independent bank is very strong,” Hofland said.

The Netherlands’ two biggest workers unions, FNV Bondgenoten and CNV, recommended a delay of the sale of ABN Amro Tuesday until the markets regain some stability.

De Unie’s Hofland in contrast called for a quick solution for ABN Amro, the Dutch consumer banking division of troubled Belgian-Dutch financial giant Fortis.

As part of a bail-out agreement Sunday, Fortis is to sell the Dutch bank.

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