Helsinki (21.10.2016 - Heikki Jokinen) The number of people under threat of redundancy in Finland during the third quarter of the year was 11,849. And this is lower than it has been in the last five years.
These numbers are from statistics compiled by the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK. The figures show the number of employees who have had to go through the mandatory consultation process with regard to possible personnel cuts.
The Act of Cooperation stipulates that in all undertakings with more than 20 employees, any planned redundancies are subject to mandatory consultation with personnel representatives. The final number of redundancies in such cases invariably remains open.
The statistics are based on information made publicly available and do not include the municipal sector. This means that in real terms the actual figures are even greater still.