The co-operation negotiations at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences have been concluded. Following the negotiations, the employer has decided to terminate the employment of a maximum of 42 employees for production and financial reasons.
The co-operation negotiations at Metropolia were started on 29 May 2013. They concerned the entire staff, around 1,200 employees. At the start of the negotiations, it was estimated that 100 employees would have to be laid off.
The reasons for the negotiations were the reduction of government funding, the new result-based funding model for the university of applied sciences system and new educational provisions.
“The changes in government funding for universities of applied sciences are so drastic that we could not avoid reductions to our staff in this situation”, says Managing Director and President Riitta Konkola.
With these negotiations, Metropolia aimed at increasing efficiency, profitability and competitiveness. All the staff reductions will aim to savings of around 6 million euros during 2014.
Press release concerning the start of the co-operation negotiations
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