EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Finland


Sector: Professional services
Legal, accounting, management, architecture, engineering, technical testing and analysis activities
71.2 - Technical testing and analysis
Number Employed: 1300

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-12-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 107
Planned Job Reductions max: 107
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Finnish provider of automobile inspection services A-katsastus announced up to 200 redundancies in Finland. There is no information on either the precise locations affected by the restructuring. The planned job cuts are blamed on increased competition and decreased market share. The company has initiated negotiations with employee representatives. Labour union Pardia commented that the announced cuts as premature and unnecessary.

Update 15-02-2011: A-Katsastus has concluded negotiations and the job cuts have been revised downwards - 107 employees will lose their job. In future, the company will evaluate its staffing levels regionally and not site-by-site.