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Fri, 08 Jan, 2016 12:04:36 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Jan 8
 
File Photo of unemployed person waiting in front of employment office in Helsinki. File Photo Lehtikuva.
A total of 11,900 workers were dismissed in the country last year, according to the statistics gathered by the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK).
 
The statistics show a five per cent decrease in the number of dismissals.
 
The number of dismissals has been declining steadily since 2012 when about 15,800 employees were terminated.
 
Redundancies in the IT sector grew by a third to about 3,800 persons. This was attributed particularly to the redundancies made by Microsoft and Tieto.
 
Unemployed person was searching job. File Photo Lehtikuva.
Microsoft closed its Salo unit, thereby terminating the employment of 2,300 persons, while Tieto made 400 employees redundant within a year.
 
The industrial sector sacked 15 per cent more employees than in the previous year. 
 
While in the trading sector less than 900 employees lost their jobs compared to 2014 when the figure was over 2,200.
 
The statutory negotiations last year covered a total of 114,000 employees. The largest group of employees engaged in co-determination comprised of the 8,000 University of Helsinki staff involved in the talks slated for competition this month.
 
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