Finland - Still high level of redundancies - January 31, 2016

The number of redundancies in the private sector has continued to remain at over 10,000 a year according to the trade union confederation SAK. In 2015 a total of 11,907 employees lost their jobs, according to SAK estimates. In 2014 the number was 12,447. The last time the figure was below 10,000 was in 2010, says SAK which have been keeping statistics since 2006. Major redundancies took place at Microsoft Mobile, which closed its unit in the city of Salo letting 2,300 people go. Other major redundancies took place at the IT services company Tieto with 435 people left without work. Sanoma Media slashed 241 jobs and Rovio Entertainment 198. The total number of redundancies in the information and communication sector rose to almost 3,800. This is one quarter more than in 2014. In industry redundancies rose by 15% to almost 3,700. In the retail sector there were fewer redundancies than in 2014. The figure fell from 2,228 to 871. The Act of Co-operation stipulates that in all undertakings with more than 20 employees, any planned redundancies are subject to mandatory consultation with personnel representatives. In 2015 almost 114,000 employees had to be consulted. In 2014 it was 109,000. The foremost mandatory consultation exercise still pending at the beginning of 2016 is at the University of Helsinki, where 8,000 jobs are to be negotiated.

English: http://heikkijokinen.info/en/trade-union-news-from-finland/942-the-number …   

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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