Patria’s change negotiations concluded
Patria’s change negotiations concluded
Patria commenced change negotiations on 14 August 2023 in order to continue the development of its operating model, to meet the increased demand as well as improve its efficiency. The negotiations with the personnel were held following the required process and in good cooperation and they lasted for a little over six weeks.
“Our aim is that Patria’s operating model is as efficient and lean as possible to tackle the growing demand and to ensure the delivery of existing and new orders. We now continue the change which started in the beginning of 2022 with Patria’s Horizon 2025 growth strategy. During the negotiations the focus was on Patria’s operations which did not significantly change during the previous operating model change,” says Esa Rautalinko, Patria’s President and CEO. “By further improving our efficiency, operational activities and decision-making, we will improve also customer satisfaction and profitability. I sincerely thank the representatives of personnel and everyone who participated in the negotiations for great cooperation as well as all Patrians for their support during the negotiations.”
The Patria Group companies included in the negotiations were Patria Oyj, Patria Aviation Oy, Patria Aerostructures Oy, Patricomp Oy and Patria Land Oy. Patria’s Operations and Portfolio units as well as so-called group-level support functions in these companies were in the scope of negotiations.
The scope of the negotiations covered Patria’s line managers and white-collar workers and excluded blue-collar workers with the exception of workers in Patria Aviation Oy’s Engines, Components & Training Diesel Engines function in Linnavuori. In addition, as part of Operations unit, Patria Pilot Training Oy and Patria Aviation Oy’s Military Pilot Training were excluded from the scope of negotiations. The total number of personnel in scope of the negotiation was approximately 1,190 and the integral changes were expected to involve approximately 310 job roles. The negotiations did not involve temporary layoffs.
During the negotiations, alternatives for measures were explored, and the plan was partly adjusted accordingly. It was decided in the negotiations that the changes include reorganisation, combination, change and reduction of tasks and related redundancies or relocation of employees to new positions. Mainly the changes include changes in tasks and reorganisation. The integral changes involve 284 job roles. The introduction of the new organisation will lead at most to redundancies of 56 persons. In addition, redundancies may take place if there are employees who do not accept job offers for new roles.
In addition, the changes will have an impact on some individual job roles in Patria’s operations outside Finland. For these the matter will be handled in accordance with local legal requirements in each country.
Patria’s largest unit Operations is responsible for Patria’s production and supply chains. The Portfolio unit is responsible for products and services as well as their development and sales support, and the Group unit manages all group-level internal support operations at Patria.
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Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, technology solutions and pilot training. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Spain. Patria employs over 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.