Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Varsinais-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 June 2014
Employment effect (start)
31 December 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Turku municipality has announced that it will cut 350 jobs. According to the source, the municipality began negotiations in March regarding the possibility of 330 redundancies, but this figure was increased. 

The source reports that Turku municipality will reduce staff by 175 employees in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The job cuts are part of a cost savings measure intended to save €8.4 million per year. The City Council of the Turku Municpiality approved the savings package in June. According to the source, statutory negotiations will begin on August 7th and are expected to last for six weeks. 


  • 12 June 2014: Svenska YLE
  • 17 June 2014: Svenska YLE
  • 24 June 2014: Svenska YLE


Eurofound (2014), Turku municipality, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 77168, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77168.