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Fazer starts collaboration negotiations regarding temporary lay-off of Fazer Ravintolat Oy’s entire staff

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The coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) is a tribulation for the entire tourism and restaurant sector.

Remote working and limited movement caused by authorities’ orders have significantly affected the Fazer Retail business unit (Fazer Cafés and Gateau bakery shops). At the Fazer Experience visitor centre with 230,000 visitors last year, as a safety measure, guided tours and group events were cancelled for now already last week. Fazer starts collaboration negotiations concerning Fazer Ravintolat Oy regarding the employer’s plan to temporarily lay off the entire personnel. The negotiations will involve around 400 Fazer employees in Finland. 


“The situation is very serious and may go on for months. We are doing our utmost to ensure business continuity. We are adapting our assortment and services according to the falling number of customers, and we are also prepared to close units. To minimise the impact of potential lay-offs on our employees we will look into possibilities to offer them temporary work at Fazer’s other units and discuss utilising leaves with them,” says Fazer Group’s EVP, Communications & Branding Ulrika Romantschuk.  


Additional information:  


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



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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