Stora Enso to reorganise Paper division and cut jobs

Stora Enso Oulu mill
23 Oct 2019 − 

Green light for temporary lay-offs in Anjala

Stora Enso has announced plans for organisational changes in the company's Paper division that could result in a reduction of up to 135 jobs by the end of 2020. According to the company, the changes were necessary in order to "improve competitiveness and ensure efficient customer service" following the paper machine closures and conversion of the Oulu fine paper mill to kraftliner production.

The changes would reportedly affect commercial functions and operations support. Stora Enso expects the new organisational set-up to be complete in the first quarter of 2021. However, there would be no decisions on organisational changes or redundancies before the co-determination negotiations with employees were concluded, Stora Enso announced.

In addition Stora Enso has completed the co-determination negotiations on possible temporary layoffs at the 435,000 tpy Anjala publication paper mill. The company negotiated the option for temporary layoffs of the entire Anjala staff for a maximum of 90 days between the end of October and end of May. Stora Enso blamed its decision on challenging market situation and uncertainty about market development. "The planned possible temporary lay-offs would aim at cost savings at the mill," a company spokesperson said.

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