EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Finland
Region: Manner-Suomi


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49.1 - Passenger rail transport, interurban
Number Employed: 316
Group: VR Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-08-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 98
Planned Job Reductions max: 98
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012

Additional Information

VR, a Finnish train operator, has announced redundancies of up to 98 employees from its ticket sales and customer services. The company is starting negotiations with employee representatives on the cuts.

The company is not planning on closing stations or service locations, but it notes that over half of its tickets are now being bought via internet or from vending machines.