Fazer initiates collaboration negotiations at Vantaa confectionery factory

Helsinki / FI. (fg) Finland’s Fazer Group is initiating collaboration negotiations concerning some of the personnel of the Vantaa confectionery plant due to financial and production-related grounds. Layoffs and temporary layoffs are planned due to changes in demand for Fazer’s confectionery products and to ensure profitability in the long run. Adjustment measures are required due to a change in demand patterns and to ensure product-specific profitability. The production capacity exceeds the demand, and the labour supply needs to be adjusted to reflect this situation. For example, demand for special praline products and other speciality products has decreased due to the Covid-19 crisis and the accompanying standstill of the international travel retail business.

Collaboration negotiations initiated at the Vantaa confectionery factory

Fazer will start collaboration negotiations concerning some of the personnel of the Vantaa confectionery plant. A total of 120 employees will fall within the scope of the negotiations. If implemented, the plans are expected to affect personnel in different ways. Temporary layoffs are planned for a maximum of 90 days per employee during the current year. The plans may lead to the termination of a maximum of nine employments. The collaboration negotiations will begin on 02 March 2021 at the earliest, and they will be completed within a two-week negotiating period. If the negotiations should lead to redundancies, Fazer would support those whom the termination of employment would affect and further their chances of finding new employment by liaising with the local employment administrations.