Finnish Fazer announces two rounds of negotiations in as many days

The line would not only enable an increase in baking capacity, but also reduce the bakery’s total energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions significantly. The negotiations concern a total of 218 people and some white-collar workers working in Lahti.

Possible cuts are planned to be implemented in stages between 2023 and 2025.

Fazer announced that it aims to limit the number of layoffs by offering as many employees as possible the opportunity to move to other positions as an alternative to layoffs.

The announcement came only a day after the food company was revealed that it is launching consultative negotiations with around 660 workers at its shop-in-shop bakery business. Negotiations can lead to up to 96 dismissals if the employer and employees cannot reach an agreement on new working conditions.

Fazer said that it opened 13 new shop-in-shop bakeries last year, bringing the total to 131.

“Consumers’ purchasing behavior has changed as a result of inflation, the uncertain world situation and increased energy and raw material costs. Consumers are more careful in their purchases and often choose inexpensive products in their shopping cart, it stated and justified the need to review their operating methods.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page




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