Uniarts Helsinki’s co-operation negotiations ended

Uniarts Helsinki’s co-operation negotiations have ended. The negotiations that began on 27 April 2017 concerned the administration and service personnel, i.e. approximately 340 employees.

The goal of the negotiations was to reorganise the university services and make them more efficient by removing overlaps and taking advantage of the synergy created by the merger of the three academies. This goal will be reached by reorganising the operations, reducing the number of employees, cutting down expenses, and making the use of facilities more efficient.

As a result of the negotiations, a maximum of 22 employment contracts will be terminated. The original estimate of the maximum number of dismissals was 30. Overall, the number of personnel will decrease by 28 full-time equivalent employees by 2020.

With the help of the measures discussed in the negotiations, the university will make savings of 1.8 million euros by the end of 2020. During the negotiations, additional savings were found on facilities and other costs. These savings make it possible to safeguard Uniarts Helsinki’s operations also in the future.

More information:
Rector Jari Perkiömäki
Media contacts via Uniarts Helsinki’s Communications: Head of Communications Eveliina Olsson, tel. 050 598 6492, eveliina.olsson(at)uniarts.fi