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Orion Diagnostica streamlining its operations in Finland


Orion Diagnostica Oy, a subsidiary of Orion Corporation focusing on diagnostic tests, has today given a negotiation proposal, as laid down in the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings, on streamlining operations, reorganising production and possible personnel reductions.
The estimate on the reduction need is no more than 80 employees. The measures considered by the employer aim to streamline operations and improve the company’s profitability among other things by simplifying the product portfolio. With the considered measures Orion Diagnostica aims to ensure the continuity of operations and competitiveness also in the future.
The negotiations concern all Orion Diagnostica’s personnel, except some minor exclusions, in all personnel groups in all sites in Finland. In addition to other measures, the employer is considering closing down Orion Diagnostica’s Turku site. Possible reorganisation of the operations is estimated to cause changes in roles and responsibilities, lead to transfers of employees to other positions or other sites, changes to the terms of employment as well as possible terminations of employment by notice. Should redundancies occur, the employer would, according to a preliminary estimate, give notice during 2013.

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