Seinäjoki, Finland, 2014-07-23 08:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Atria Plc, COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT, 23 July 2014, at 9:00 am
Saarioinen Oy has terminated an agreement concerning meat packing at the Jyväskylä production plant as of 1 February 2015. As a result, Atria will adjust the production capacity and organisation at the Jyväskylä plant to correspond to the changes in subcontracting production of consumer-packed meat.
Negotiations with the personnel concerning the adjustment of operations were initiated in May, and the negotiations have now been completed. As a result of the negotiations, 48 of the Jyväskylä plant’s employees will be laid off. All employees to be laid off from the Jyväskylä plant will be offered the opportunity to transfer to other Atria units.
In February 2014, Atria acquired Saarioinen's procurement, slaughtering and cutting operations for beef, pork and chicken. The adjustment measures concern consumer-packed meat production and packing performed by Atria for Saarioinen Oy at the Jyväskylä production plant.
For further information, please contact Mika Ala-Fossi, Managing Director, Atria Finland, tel. +358 40 831 0342.
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