Alma Media Corporation Press release March 6, 2012 at 13:00 (EET)
ALMA MANU PLANS TO ADJUST ITS OPERATIONS IN ROVANIEMI PRINTING FACILITY
Alma Manu Oy, the printing and distribution company of Alma Media Group, plans to rationalise and reorganise the operations of its printing facility in Rovaniemi. Due to the decreased number of products printed at the Rovaniemi facility, as well as declined print runs of the facility's main products, the production of the facility must be adjusted to reflect the changes in business conditions.
Based on the planned rationalisation and reorganisation of its operations, Alma Manu starts statutory cooperation negotiations with its employees. The negotiations will encompass the clerical and printing workers of the Rovaniemi printing facility, in total 24 persons. The negotiations will concern possible lay-offs of employees, transfers from one task to another, changes in job descriptions, changes in working hours and in the terms and conditions of employment as well as opportunities for education and outplacement. According to the tentative estimate, Alma Manu anticipates that the number of employees at the Rovaniemi facility may decrease by seven person-years.
The employer, employees and labour authorities will jointly prepare an action plan to support the re-employment opportunities of any employees that may be made redundant. Alma Manu plans to offer employees other positions as an alternative to redundancy, if possible.
Alma Manu, the printing and distribution company of Alma Media Group, employs in total 1,170 persons in Pirkanmaa, Satakunta, Meri-Lappi and Lapland regions. Of the employees, approximately 1 000 works as newspaper deliverers.
For further information, please contact:
Helvi Liukkaala, Managing Director, Alma Manu Oy, tel. +358 10 665 3009
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a dynamic media company whose best-known products are Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com. Alma Media employs approximately 3,000 professionals. The company's net sales in 2011 totalled MEUR 316.2 with an operating margin of 13.3 per cent. Alma Media's share (ALN1V) is listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Exchange. Read more at www.almamedia.fi