Finland - IT and retail sectors hit by redundancies - October 31, 2016

According to statistics compiled by the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK, the number of people under threat of redundancy during the third quarter of 2016 was 11,849. This figure is the lowest in the last five years. The Act of Cooperation stipulates that in all undertakings with more than 20 employees, any planned redundancies are subject to mandatory consultation with personnel representatives. The final number of redundancies in such cases invariably remains open. The statistics are based on information made publicly available and do not include the municipal sector. This means that in real terms the actual figures are greater. Many of the latest announcements which threaten unemployment or redundancies come from IT and hardware companies such as Ericsson, Tecnotree and Fujitsu Finland.

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