Metso Outotec starts Sweden redundancy talks

Finnish mining engineering group Metso Outotec has begun negotiations with trade unions over the possible loss of about 80 positions in its Sweden-based minerals, metals and services divisions.
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Job losses will be in redundancies in its Skelleftea and Sala facilities

The company said talks started with trade unions over potential redundancies in its Skelleftea and Sala facilities that were due to "a new product strategy" and targets set following the Metso-Outotec merger last June.

Last December, the company said it was considering 160 redundancies for its metals operations globally, as part of a reorganisation of the division that the company says will save it €15 million (US$18 million).

The metals restructuring plans came after the company announced in October that a maximum of 254 jobs would be lost at Finnish operations to meet savings targets after the merger of Metso Minerals and Outotec.