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Metso to Negotiate with Employees at Juankoski Plant in Finland

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Metso Fabrics PMC Inc., Finland, reports that it has given personnel group representatives at its Juankoski plant in Finland a negotiation proposal according to the Employee Negotiations' Act, due to economic and production reasons. Employee negotiations will discuss the measures needed to adjust operations to the current production situation. Due to the capacity decrease in the Finnish paper industry, orders at the plant have not reached the level they were at before the economic downturn.

The plant is expected to cut 25 of 260 jobs. Temporary layoffs and part-time work are being considered as well. Plant operations will be made more cost-efficient through other measures, such as possibly outsourcing certain functions.