News / 18.05.2015

Alma Media cuts staff at Lapland titles

Editorial teams cut by 14 person years, 10 of which are job cuts.

Statutory employer-employee negotiations at Alma Media’s papers in Lapland have ended, resulting in cuts of 14 person years to the company’s editorial teams.

Ten of these are being carried out by layoffs and four by retirement solutions. Most of the cuts affect editorial operations in the Kemi-Tornio region.

Alma Media announced on 11 May that altogether its operations, which involve downsizing operations and merging titles, will result in cuts of 22 person years.

Lapin Kansa and Pohjolan Sanomat will be merged, available six days a week and with greater emphasis on their digital editions, which will appear on all days.


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