Metropolia Initiates Information and Consultation Process

22.05.2013

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences will begin on 29 May 2013 an information and consultation process concerning the entire staff on production-related and financial grounds and owing to a reorganisation of Metropolia.

The target of the process is to improve Metropolia's efficiency, performance and competitiveness in the future and to come up with proposals for measures that ensure continued success of operations.

This process may result in no more than 100 employees having their status changed to part-time employment, being laid off or having their employment contracts terminated between 2013 and 2014.

"We value the expertise and commitment of our staff and have faith in them wishing to improve our operations even under these circumstances," says President Riitta Konkola.

The reasons for Metropolia to initiate this process lie in reduced state funding to universities of applied sciences and the new financing system based on the performance of universities of applied sciences, making it necessary to reassess both operations and the organisation. Another factor is the application of educational responsibilities this autumn which may in part deviate from what is currently offered.

New Management Group to take changes forward

Streamlining Metropolia's operations affects the entire organisation, including the management. The management's information and consultation process ended in May, with the new Management Group beginning work on 1 June 2013. It's job is to take changes forward. The new Management Group consists of:

  • Riitta Konkola, Managing Director, President
  • Vesa Taatila, Vice President
  • Jorma Uusitalo, Director, Finance and Administration
  • Pekka Korhonen, Director, services supporting core functions
  • Elina Eriksson, Director, area of educational responsibility to be specified separately
  • Johanna Holvikivi, Director, area of educational responsibility to be specified separately
  • Riitta Lehtinen, Director, area of educational responsibility to be specified separately
  • Antti Piironen, Director, area of educational responsibility to be specified separately

Further information

Riitta Konkola, Managing Director, President
tel. +358 50 363 2219

Vesa Taatila, Vice President
tel. +358 40 714 5136

Pekka Laaksonen, Director, Personnel Administration
tel. +358 40 594 1502.

firstname.lastname@metropolia.fi


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