Ernst van den Ende, director of the Plant Sciences Group, is looking for alternatives to avoid retrenchment at Prota. 'The reorganization procedures are in progress, but I wouldn't rule out the search for alternatives.'
Prota was given the reorganization plan at the start of this week. The reorganization plan for the seven Prota staff members has been approved by the Executive Board and will now be submitted to the Employees' Council. This will make the plan formal as from 1 June. 'Talks with Prota should indicate long before this date if alternatives are present', says Van den Ende.