Veikkaus to launch cooperation negotiations on layoffs in the Point-of-Sales function

HELSINKI, December 4, 2020 – Due to the deteriorated coronavirus situation, Veikkaus will launch cooperation negotiations, which concern the Point-of-Sales function. The negotiations will cover ca. 800 employees. The negotiations concern potential temporary layoffs, rather than permanent personnel cuts.

What counts most to us is the health of our employees and customers. The coronavirus has driven the entire society to the wall, and the challenges affect us heavily, too. We follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and have closed our slot machines and gaming arcades widely across the country during this and last week. Nobody knows yet when we can reopen them, says SVP, Channels and Sales Jari Heino.

– What is important now is that we can enter into a dialogue with the representatives of the personnel, in order to realize the best possible plans and solutions for our employees, customers, and partners, says Mr Heino.

Mr Heino says that the layoffs may be full or part time. They can last for the maximum of 90 days.

About Veikkaus (www.veikkaus.fi)

We are a Finnish gaming company and an international leader in the gaming industry. We want to provide the world's best gaming experience with reliability and security. Our gaming and digital professionals are constantly developing something new and exciting for our customers. Thanks to our players, we collect more than a billion euros a year in common good.

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