HKScan Corporation, Media Release, 7 July 2022 at 9:00 Finnish time
The statutory negotiations started in HKScan’s Finnish poultry business at the Rauma and Eura production units in May have been concluded. As a result of the negotiations, 55 jobs will be reduced at HKScan's Rauma unit and substantial changes in the terms of employment will affect 105 jobs. The changes will be implemented after the summer holiday period in August-September 2022. With the measures, HKScan aims to achieve annual savings of more than EUR 3 million. The savings are expected to be realised during 2023.
The negotiations aimed at improving the profitability, competitiveness and cost-efficiency of HKScan's Finnish poultry business by improving production efficiency, reorganising operations and renewing operating methods at the Rauma and Eura units. The statutory negotiations concerned blue-collar employees as well as the white-collar employees in the maintenance organisation at the Rauma and Eura units. 600 employees were in the scope of the negotiations.
“We are building a stronger base for the profitability and success of our poultry business. With the measures we are now taking, we will improve the company’s competitiveness in the strategically important and growing category of poultry products. We will determinedly continue to improve the cost-efficiency of our operations and create new ways to meet customer expectations and consumer needs,” says Jari Leija, HKScan’s EVP for the Business Unit Finland.
The measures are a continuation of the poultry business productivity and profitability improvement programme started in 2020. Within this programme, investments have been made, for example, in the Rauma unit's process productivity in 2020-2021.
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