Alma Media Corporation Press release June 28, 2012 at 12:15 (EEST)
ALMA MEDIA RATIONALISES ITS DELIVERY OPERATIONS IN THE PIRKANMAA REGION
Alma Manu Oy, the printing and distribution company of Alma Media Group, aims to rationalise and reorganise its delivery operations as a result of the overall development in delivery volumes. Due to the planned actions, Alma Manu initiates statutory cooperation negotiations with its newspaper deliverers in the Pirkanmaa region.
The negotiations will concern the planned rationalisation and reorganisation of the Pirkanmaa delivery operations as well as the motivation, effects and alternatives of possible measures affecting personnel.
The negotiations will encompass the newspaper deliverers working at the Pirkanmaa region, in total 584 persons. According to the company's tentative estimate, Alma Manu anticipates that the workload in delivery operations may decrease by 18 full-time work years. The potential reduction in workload may result in redundancies.
Potential impacts on employees will be defined during the negotiations. 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.
For further information, please contact:
Helvi Liukkaala, Managing Director, Alma Manu Oy, telephone +358 10 6653009
Alma Manu in brief
Alma Manu Oy is a pioneer of printing and distribution. It brings together the newspaper printing houses in Tampere and Rovaniemi as well as the morning newspaper delivery in the Pirkanmaa, Satakunta and Lapland provinces. Alma Manu prints 3.9 million newspaper copies weekly and delivers 1.6 million, making it Finland's second largest newspaper delivery company. Alma Manu employs approximately 1, 200 people. Read more at www.almamanu.fi.
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a dynamic media company whose best-known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com. Alma Media employs approximately 3,000 professionals. The company's revenue in 2011 totalled MEUR 316.2 with an operating margin of 13.3 per cent. Alma Media's share (ALN1V) is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com.