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Institute cuts 146 jobs

The Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke, said it will dismiss 146 staff members.

In a statement on 10 June, Luke announced that staff negotiations have ended, and that up to 146 employees would be made redundant. It also said its entire staff would go on forced leave for up to two weeks this autumn.

The negotiations are part of a restructuring process to increase the effectiveness of Luke’s support services, and altogether €11 million would be saved between 2015 and 2016 as a result, it said. Most of the redundancies are for administrative jobs, and the proportion of researchers who work at the centre will grow. Luke said that the restructuring process aims to increase the institute’s ability to win competitive research funding.

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