Tuesday September 21, 2021

Tampere University to cut 215 jobs

Published : 13 Sep 2021, 22:11

Updated : 13 Sep 2021, 22:13

  DF Report

Photo: University of Tampere.

The University of Tampere on Monday has decided to initiate a codetermination talks with its officials with the view to cut a total of 215 jobs, said the university in a press release.

The support service staff of the university will face the risk of losing jobs due to the cost cutting move, which also affect a total of 1,1,00 employees.

The university is planning to save EUR 14 million annually through the redundancy process.

“Balancing our finances is essential to secure the future of the university. A difficult autumn is ahead, especially for support services. The University of Tampere knows its responsibility as an employer. We handle this challenging but necessary process for the university openly, responsibly through bringing change to the support service staff ” said Rector of the university Mari Walls in a statement in Finnish.

She said pointed out that the preconditions for the university to carry out its core tasks must be taken care of even in various situations.

The authority will hold negotiation meetings with the representatives of the employees union from next week.