Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Pohjois-Suomi; Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24 - Manufacture of basic metals

180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 October 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


SSAB Europe has initiated employer-employee negotiations to cut 210 jobs at the steel mill in Raahe, Finland. The internal restructuring is due to SSAB merging with Finish metal manufacturing company Rautaruukki in 2014 and aims to facilitate synergies and increase the efficiency of the operations within the company.

Beyond the steel mill in Raahe, SSAB Europe has production facilities in Hämeenlinna (Finland), Luleå (Sverige) and Borlänge (Sverige).

The recently concluded employer-employee negotiations in Ruukki Construction are linked to the ongoing negotiations in SSAB Europe and regard the same internal restructuring within the SSAB Group as a whole. 

Update 14/1/2016:On 15 December,following completed employer-employee negotiations, SSAB announced that 180 jobs will be cut at the steel mill in Raahe. Of these 180, 120 front-line jobs and 60 office jobs will be cut. Cuts will be implemented during the first half of 2016.


  • 22 October 2015: Dalarnas Tidningar
  • 22 October 2015: YLE.fi
  • 15 December 2015: Company press release


Eurofound (2015), SSAB Europe, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 85817, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85817.