Cooperation negotiations launched concerning the entire TUT staffThe objective of the cooperation negotiations is to adjust the University’s operations to match the profiling of teaching and research and to adjust TUT’s finances. The results may involve the dismissal, part-time arrangements, lay-offs or significant job description changes of up to 100 employees.
The cooperation negotiations will involve discussions on the plans to reorganize the University’s operations and to make productional changes and financial adjustments, along with their possible human resources impacts.
The background of these plans lies with the need to adjust the operations of the organization so that they correspond with the possible profiling of teaching and research and the need to adjust the operations from a financial point of view. The financial adjustment measures are due to the cuts in state funding, causing a permanent saving requirement of at least 10 million euros.
The cooperation negotiations concerning the entire staff will begin on 27 January.
“The negotiations may result in the dismissal, part-time arrangements, lay-offs or significant job description changes of up to 100 employees. The estimates of the number of people affected and the schedules of the measures will be specified as the negotiations proceed. The aim is to complete the negotiations by the end of April and to know the results before the summer vacations, Director of Administration Tiina Äijälä comments.