Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority concludes cooperation negotiations

The employment of six persons will be terminated as a result of the negotiations.

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) conducted cooperation negotiations between 15 June and 18 September 2015 in order to reduce its staff on production-related and financial grounds.

The negotiations were caused by cuts made to the financing of the operational expenditure of the FCCA, forcing it to cut its costs by EUR 1.1 million. At the beginning of the negotiations, it was estimated that the required staff reduction would total a maximum of 17 person-years. As a result of savings, employee turnover and retirements, it was possible to reduce the lay-offs to six persons.

FCCA began operating in 2013, following the merger of the Finnish Competition Authority and the Finnish Consumer Agency.

Read more: Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority to begin cooperation negotiations, FCCA’s pressrelease 15 June 2015