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Arcada begins co-operation negotiations – the negotiations apply to all employees

Published: 2021-10-11 / Press release

The board of the Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd has decided to initiate cooperation negotiations with all employees, including the UAS' management.

The decision was made on the basis of the need to streamline the organisation and operations and adapt to the financial situation and development the UAS is facing.

The prognosis for the UAS’ financial development shows a decline in government funding in the coming years.

- Arcada has not managed to grow at the same rate as the other universities of applied sciences on the indicators included in the funding model. The indicator outcome determines how large a share we get in government funding. Despite a positive development on some areas, it is not enough. Thus, our share of the total decreases, says rector Mona Forsskåhl.

Through the reorganization, Arcada wants to create a new organisational structure that better supports performance fulfillment, increase the opportunities to obtain other external financing and achieve savings to balance the university’s deficit.

Cooperation negotiations begin October 18

The cooperation negotiations apply to all employees. Any redundancies, layoffs and transitions to part-time affect max. 9 people. Cuts in teaching staff will primarily be avoided.