Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Tampere in Pirkanmaa and Helsinki in Uusimaa
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60 - Programming and broadcasting activities

98 - 145 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Finnish public service news and broadcasting company Yle has initiated employer-employee negotiations aiming to cut up to 145 positions within its production and design branch. The reason for the redundancies is new guidelines from the Yle parliamentary task force which state that Yle should increase the amount of services bought from external actors. In addition, Yle has previously presented plans to lower the amount of in-house production and increase the amount of services purchased from other production firms. All 439 individuals, of which 289 are based in Helsinki and 150 in Tampere, working with production and design will be affected by the negotiations. The ERM har previously reported on redundancies at Yle in 2014.

UPDATE 3/2 2017:Following concluded employer-employee negotiations 63 employees will be directly dismissed and 35 employees will be retired. In addition, 17 people will be transferred to other parts of the company. Moreover, negotiations regarding 20 employees within Yle's radio department will be initiated on 7 February 2017.


  • 16 November 2016: Svenska YLE
  • 16 November 2016: YLE
  • 1 February 2017: YLE


Eurofound (2016), Yle, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 89137, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89137.