AMSTERDAM, April 19 A Dutch trade union said on
Wednesday it will consider meeting with PPG Industries
to discuss its planned 24.6 billion euro ($26.34 billion)
takeover of rival AkzoNobel after the Dutch company
announced a strategic plan that would lead to job cuts.
Erik de Vries of the Dutch Federation of Dutch Trade Unions
said job cuts appeared to be certain in both the acquisition
scenario and Akzo's stand-alone strategy.
"What happened today was a game changer," he said. "If PPG
were to approach us to discuss this we would consider it."
($1 = 0.9339 euros)
(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Adrian Croft)