A Swappie shop in a shopping centre in Helsinki on 23 January 2023. The Finnish retailer of refurbished smartphones announced yesterday it is considering moving its production outside Finland, to for example Estonia or Germany. The plan could lead to the termination of up to 290 employees in Helsinki, Finland. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto – Lehtikuva)
SWAPPIE, a Finnish retailer of refurbished smartphones, has initiated consultative negotiations with staff representatives at its refurbishment centre in Kalasatama, Helsinki.
Sami Marttinen, the CEO of Swappie, on Monday stated in the company blog that the consultative negotiations, an attempt to improve efficiency and achieve undisclosed cost savings, could lead to changes in the employment relationship of up to 290 employees.