STTK: Nokia has to bear economic responsibility for the dismissed
Nokia's announcement that it was axing about thousand jobs is a direct
deathblow to the mobile telephone assembly industry in Finland, says the
Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK.
"The information Nokia published on February 8 forces us to find some means
for preserving the competitiveness of Finnish industry in the international
market", states STTK's expert in industrial policy, Antti Aarnio.
"Finland has to work out a strategy on how to develop industrial structures
and policies. There is need that people can trust and believe in the ability of
industry to employ people in the future."
STTK's affiliated member union Pro demands that the government creates,
without delay, an industrial policy strategy on how to create new jobs in
the industry sector and on how to safeguard that these jobs remain in
Finland. STTK supports this initiative.
"Those who are now losing their jobs must be assisted by all means possible
in finding new employment. Nokia has to support them not just economically,
but also by providing vocational training and by helping those who wish to
establish new companies, Aarnio insists.