Outcome of Metropolia's co-operation negotiations: staff redundancies avoided

27.01.2016

The co-operation negotiations concerning the entire staff at Metropolia, started on 1 December 2015, have been concluded. The negotiations were held for production and financial reasons. The aim is to secure Metropolia's operations in the long term as government funding is reduced. As the co-operation negotiations begun, the effects on the staff were estimated to be a maximum of 80 man-years.

As a result of the co-operation negotiations, staff redundancies will be avoided. The majority of the cuts will be achieved through natural attrition and the transfer of employees to part-time work, as well as by revising the planning of lecturers' working hours. These arrangements will create cost savings of EUR 7.6 million in 2016–2018.

The transfer of employees to part-time work will result in a reduction of 42 man-years, of which 30 man-years will be reduced from teaching operations and 12 man-years from the UAS's joint services. Metropolia has 1,050 employees, of whom 670 are teaching staff.

"We are relieved that we managed to avoid staff redundancies, although the transfers to part-time work will have an effect on the personal lives of all those concerned. We also received valuable ideas and suggestions from the staff for renewing Metropolia's operations and improving our financial situation," says Managing Director, President Riitta Konkola.

"We have already carried out cost saving measures in 2014–2015 in anticipation of the cuts to government funding. Further cost cuts will also be achieved through the concentration of our operations at four campuses in the future. We will also examine the structure of our administration and services on a regular basis to ensure our continued renewal. We are also seeking new sources of funding through RDI and business operations, among others. With these solutions, we aim to secure the high-quality and profitable operations of our university of applied sciences in the future," Konkola says.

Metropolia to initiate co-operation negations

For further information, please contact

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Pekka Laaksonen
Director, Human Resources
tel. +358 9 7424 5012
pekka.laaksonen@metropolia.fi

Riitta Konkola
Managing Director, President
tel.+358 9 7424 5003
riitta.konkola@metropolia.fi


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