No severance pay for Schiphol boss Dick Benschop who stepped down | NOW

No severance pay for Schiphol boss Dick Benschop who stepped down | NOW
No severance pay for Schiphol boss Dick Benschop who stepped down | NOW

Schiphol has not agreed a departure arrangement with outgoing CEO Dick Benschop. Because he chose not to complete his second term, Benschop cannot claim financial compensation. A spokesperson confirms this after reporting from The Financial Times.

Benschop made his position as CEO of Schiphol Group available on Thursday. The pressure on Benschop to resign continued to increase because Schiphol was unable to put an end to the chaos at the airport.

There have been persistent problems at the airport since the May holiday; there are long lines and travelers miss their flights. Airlines also had to cancel flights because of the crowds.

Schiphol is struggling with a shortage of security guards, but the situation is also dire when it comes to baggage handling.

In 2021 Benschop received a salary of 585,284 euros, including pension contributions. Due to the corona crisis and the financial support that Schiphol received from the government for the continued payment of wages, board members did not receive any bonuses.

Usually bonuses can amount to a maximum of 20 percent of the fixed annual salary, which at Benschop last year was just under 444,000 euros.

The article is in Dutch

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