Collaboration negotiations of Fazer Ravintolat Oy have ended

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Fazer’s collaboration negotiations required by the co-operation act of Finnish law regarding the possible temporary lay-off of all Fazer Ravintolat Oy’s employees have ended.

Remote working and movement restrictions following authorities’ orders have had a significant impact on the Fazer Retail Business Area (Fazer Cafés and Gateau bakery shops). The number of customers has goon down markedly. Guided tours at the Fazer Experience visitor centre in Vantaa, Finland were paused already two weeks ago, and the whole centre was closed on 25 March 2020.


Fazer Retail is prepared to close all its cafés and restaurants and to keep them shut for the duration required by the authorities. According to the Finnish Government’s current proposal, this will be until the end of May. The Fazer Experience visitor centre will also remain closed as long as the authorities require which, according to the Finnish Government’s current proposal, is until the end of May.


The negotiations involve the entire staff of Fazer Ravintolat Oy, around 400 people in Finland. Temporary lay-offs will be implemented for a maximum of 90 days during 2020, depending on the development of the situation.


Fazer will support in all possible ways those who will be temporarily laid off and will attempt to offer them work within other Fazer units, when possible.


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Fazer’s media phone tel. +358 40 6682 998 Mon-Fri from 8 to 16 EET,

Fazer Group

Fazer, The Food Experience Company, enables people to enjoy the best moments of their day. In 1891, the young Karl Fazer opened his first café with a mission to make food with a purpose – and a passion to create moments of joy for all the people around him. Shaping the next tastes, traditions and food experiences, Fazer builds on its strong heritage, consumer first approach and innovations to create the sustainable food solutions of the future. Fazer is focusing on its fast-moving consumer goods and direct-to-consumer businesses, transforming into a modern sustainable food company with a joint direction. The Group operates in nine countries and exports to around 40 countries. In 2019, Fazer Group had net sales of 1,1 billion euros and almost 9,000 employees. Fazer’s operations comply with ethical principles that are based on the Group’s values and the UN Global Compact.


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