(UPM, Kouvola, 21 April 2010 at 10:00 EET) – Paper workers at the UPM Kymi paper and pulp mill in Finland started a strike today at 6 am. The reason for the strike is a dispute concerning the amount of lay offs announced at the mill last Friday. The strike has been announced to last until 3 May 2010 but the parties will continue negotiations. Estimated daily production and sales loss for paper is approximately 2,400 tonnes and for pulp approximately 1,600 tonnes.
The UPM Kymi pulp and paper mills annually manufacture 850,000 tonnes of coated and uncoated fine papers and 540,000 tonnes of chemical pulp. The Kymi mill integrate employs about 700 people.
For more information, please contact:Mr Timo Suutarla, General Manager, UPM, Kymi, tel. +358 40 186 5995