Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Pohjois-Suomi;
Location of affected unit(s)
Vet, Higher And Tertiary Education
85.32 - Technical and vocational secondary education

63 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
13 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 October 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Federation of Education in Jokilaaksot, JEDU, has announced that it will initiate employer-employee negotiations at the end of October 2016 with the intention of cutting 60-70 full time positions. The reason for the redundancies are lowered grants from the Finnish government, which have resulted in redundancies throughout Finland. JEDU will receive between €4-5 million less funding for vocational training during 2017 compared to 2016. From 2013-2017, the funding JEDU receives per student has decreased by more than 20%.

The ERM has previously reported on major cost-saving schemes at a number of Finnish universities following funding cuts from the Finnish government. The Finnish government is in total reducing grants to Finnish universities by €600 million from 2016-2020, leading to redundancies at many of the 14 Finnish universities and a number of vocational schools and other educational facilities. The ERM has reported on ongoing and completed employer-employee negotiations at University of HelsinkiAalto UniversityÅbo Akademithe University of Eastern Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology

Updated, 9/3/2017;Following concluded employer-employee negotiations 63 full time positions will be cut at JEDU. Of the 63 dismissed full time employees, 13 will be re-hired as part-time workers. 


  • 20 October 2016: KP24
  • 2 March 2017: Siikajokilaakso


Eurofound (2016), JEDU, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 88969, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88969.