Wednesday, 21 March, 2018

Metropolia to cut 80 jobs

27 Feb 2018, 01:15 ( 22 days ago) | updated: 27 Feb 2018, 07:36 ( 21 days ago)

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Photo Source: Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

The Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is going to start co-determination negotiations which may lead to dismissal or part-time employment of up to 80 employees, said an official press release.

The redundancy talks will begin on March 5, 2018.

Metropolia, a Helsinki-based polytechnic institute with a total of 1,000 employees, has decided to start the co-determination negotiations as the state funding has fallen by about 27 million euros (26%) since 2013 due to significant cuts in education. 

“Trained experts now have a great shortage in the metropolitan area. For this reason, the funding of polytechnics should be increased rapidly by returning the university index and taking into account the difference in costs between the various fields of education,”said Rector Riitta Konkola, President and CEO of Metropolia.

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