“You're digging a hole for the development of Finland,” Katja Talvitie said while sitting in a café in the main building of the University of Helsinki on Thursday with her fellow theology student Martina Mäkäräinen. The Board of the University of Helsinki decided on Wednesday to launch negotiations with the entire university staff over the redundancies of a maximum of 1,200 people by the year 2020.
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Axe threat a shock to university staff
The redundancy target is equivalent to 15 per cent of the 8,200 people employed currently by the University of Helsinki, making the scope of the consultative negotiations unprecedented in the history of the university.