FINLAND, Turku. HKScan is planning to renew its Group-wide operating model and is launching the related processes. It is estimated that the planned operating model renewal can possibly lead to headcount reductions or material changes in employment contracts only in Finland.
At the same time, the company is also evaluating the need to improve its operational efficiency in Finland. The planned operating model renewal is not expected to lead to a headcount reduction in any of the company’s market areas outside Finland.
The plans related to the new operating model cover personnel in all operating countries, excluding blue-collar employees. The planned operating model renewal would mainly target changes in the white-collar employee reporting lines, which is not expected to have a major impact on the Group’s number of employees or employment terms.
HKScan is also planning efficiency measures in Finland. The planned efficiency measures may impact the number of employees and their employment terms. The planned operating model renewal and the efficiency measures are preliminarily estimated to lead to the termination of maximum 25 employment contracts. It is estimated that the changes will mainly target Rauma poultry plant’s white-collars, senior white-collars and management. The company is also reviewing the possibility of adjustments in the number of white-collar and blue-collar employees in the Outokumpu and Paimio units through temporary layoffs next year.
The company’s goal is to make the decisions and to implement the possible measures immediately upon conclusion of the statutory negotiations, but by the end of 2019 at the latest.