Collaboration negotiations regarding Fazer’s shop-in-shop bakery business have been completed

Fazer’s collaboration negotiations regarding the temporary lay-offs of the shop-in-shop bakery business have been completed. The changes in the consumers’ purchasing behaviour, caused by the exceptional situation, have also reflected into the demand at Fazer’s shop-in-shop bakeries. Fazer needs to adjust its operations since the situation is severe for the business and may continue for a long period.

The negotiations involved all 597 employees working in Fazer Bakery’s shop-in-shop business in Finland. Temporary lay-offs will be implemented in almost all 94 Fazer shop-in-shop bakeries, in which some of the employees will be temporarily laid off. The business situation and the need for lay-offs are evaluated bakery by bakery. The shop-in-shop bakery’s white-collar workers might also be temporarily laid off. The lay-off period will be maximum 90 days per employee during 2020.

“To minimise the impact of the lay-offs on our employees, we are offering our staff the possibility to use their annual leaves and other paid leaves, and we are also trying to find them temporary work at Fazer’s other units, if possible. We will support each and every one of our employees in this exceptional situation and try to find the best possible solution,” says Managing Director of Fazer Bakery Finland Markus Hellström.
 

Additional information:

Anniina Niemistö, Director, Communications, Fazer Bakery Finland, anniina.niemisto@fazer.com, tel. +358 40 6744 672

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

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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 is going Towards Perfect Days. Fazer wants people to experience the Northern Magic it creates and builds on its strong heritage, consumer first approach and innovations to create the sustainable food solutions of the future. The Group focuses on fast-moving consumer goods, 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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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 is going Towards Perfect Days. Fazer wants people to experience the Northern Magic it creates and builds on its strong heritage, consumer first approach and innovations to create the sustainable food solutions of the future. The Group focuses on fast-moving consumer goods, operates in eight 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. Northern Magic. Made Real.

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