This is just to mention that the same is happening in Germany as with other countries, Bethel family being reduced by 25%, which means 250 persons, and all the rest of the stuff, laundry etc.
I do not have any special privileged information this is from a German Website
It is reliable.
There is a letter to the Special Pioneers which I have translated below:
AI: AK October 11, 2015
TO ALL SPECIAL PIONEERS GERMANY
Reducing the number of special pioneers
Many of you have already been serving for decades as special pioneers, and we really appreciate that. Your faithful endurance deserves a sincere praise!
Recently we received statements from the Governing Body announcing a global restructuring in almost every area of the work. This includes how the special pioneers are to be used, which is why some special pioneers have already been asked to continue their ministry as regular pioneers. In order to get an overview of the current overall situation, we ask you to let us know who of you is in such a financial situation, partially or entirely, to look after themselves. This does not necessarily mean leaving the full-time service. We would very much appreciate it, if we receive your answers by 23 October 2015.
Please be assured that completely irrespective of these considerations and future decisions we appreciate your sacrifice greatly. You have made yourselves available for the most important work, which is now being carried out on Earth. This has allowed you to make many very individual experiences with Jehovah. Please never forget these experiences! Surely you join in the words of King David, Psalm 63:5 which says: "I am satisfied with the best and choicest portion," Therefore, you have just the same desire as David went on to say in the verse, "So my mouth will praise you with joy on my lips". We are firmly convinced that Jehovah will always bless your loyalty in the future by supplying you with the necessities (Mat. 6:33; 2 Sam. 22: 26a).
We are happy to mention you in our prayers and ask Jehovah to continue to give you strength and joy that wholehearted service brings (Col. 3:23). Be warmly greeted.
Branch Office Central Europe