Cruise ship and ropax builder, Meyer Turku has confirmed that it has closed negotiations to permanently lay off 84 people from outfitting and design functions.
The number includes nine blue-collar and 75 white-collar workers, the yard said.
Together with the lay-off numbers announced in August, Meyer Turku has laid off 250 people, the company said in a statement.
“Part of the reduction of the workforce is done through retirement and other personnel arrangements. The original estimation at the start of the negotiations in April was 450 people.
The people being laid-off will be offered personal guidance, support and specialised training to ease the transition.
“Unfortunately, we have to take some painful steps to adjust to the actual market situation that obviously has changed dramatically during this year.
“We are continuously working on securing the future of the yard on a long term basis,” said CEO of Meyer Turku, Tim Meyer.
In August, Meyer Turku concluded an agreement with its customers to stretch the current orderbook through 2026.
This was an important step to stabilise the whole Finnish cruise shipbuilding cluster until the market situation for new orders recovers again, the yard said.