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Metso to Start Employee Reduction Negotiations at Tamfelt’s Plants in Finland
Helsinki, Finland, 12 May 2010 -- Tamfelt has been a part of Metso Corporation since 28 December 2009, and during the first months of 2010, Metso and Tamfelt have been integrating their operations. For economic and production reasons, and due to the reorganization of operations, the company has today given a negotiation proposal according to the employee negotiations act to the representatives of all personnel groups at Tamfelt Corp. and Tamfelt PMC Corp., both Tampere and Juankoski plants. The negotiations do not apply to office staff and workers at the production departments.

The employee negotiations will discuss the measures needed to adjust the operations to the present situation, with a maximum personnel reduction of 30 people.. Measures that can be used are temporary lay-offs, part-time work, and layoffs.  The negotiations will be completed in June 2010.

In addition to personnel reductions, the operations will be made more efficient and cost efficiency also will be improved through other measures to secure future competitiveness and operations.

Tamfelt is part of Metso’s Paper and Fiber Technology segment and it employs about 900 people in Finland.

Metso (www.metso.com) is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

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