15 April 2009 09:47 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Kemira’s paints and coatings subsidiary Tikkurila will reduce personnel at its site in Vantaa, Finland, by 163, with 13 employees being made redundant, the Finnish specialty chemicals company said on Wednesday.
It added that it had concluded its co-determination negotiations in the country and that the majority of reductions would be achieved by the non-renewal of temporary employment contracts and by means of pension arrangements and a voluntary package offered to personnel.
Kemira said that during the negotiations, an agreement was reached on a support package to be offered to all personnel to be made redundant.
"Key elements of the support package include a career service to facilitate re-employment, setting up a training and education fund for retraining and re-employment, various pension arrangements and financial support to employees to be made redundant," it said.
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