Tikkurila initiates co-operation negotiations on temporary layoffs in Finland


Tikkurila Oyj has initiated co-operation negotiations on temporary layoffs in Finland. Through the negotiations, Tikkurila prepares for the weakening demand due to the tightening regulations, and the economic and production-related impacts that COVEID-19 will have.

"We anticipate this exceptional situation to impact our business operations in all market areas, including Finland. The measures taken to curb the spreading of the virus are necessary, but they are expected to decrease the workload. Also, effective remote work is not possible in all roles," said Elisa Markula, Tikkurila’s CEO.

"It is currently very difficult to assess the full impact or the duration of this crisis, but co-operation negotiations will enable us to adjust our operations to a rapidly changing situation. During the negotiations we will try to find the best possible alternative for all Tikkurila employees."

All Tikkurila’s employees in Finland are included in the negotiations. According to current estimates, the measures may lead to temporary full-time or part-time layoffs of personnel for the maximum duration of 90 days. The final extent and duration of the layoffs as well as the details of the implementation will be specified further later.

Tikkurila is preparing to adjust its operations also in other countries. In 2019, Tikkurila employed on average of 2700 people, of which 500 in Finland.


Share this page
  • Forthcoming Issue

    Coming up in the June 2020 issue

    • Colour Technology
    • Extenders & Fillers
    • Protective Coatings
    • Adhesives & Sealants
    • North Africa Country Focus
    • CFA Review
    • Directory ME + NA

    Bonus distribution
    FEICA 2020

    Publication date: Fri 12th Jun 2020
    Editorial deadline: Mon 6th Apr 2020
    Advertising deadline: Wed 20th May 2020

    For information on forthcoming editorial features and deadlines please click here.

Sister publication

Media Partners