Tallink informed the company’s staff that it will this week notify the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund and the Estonian Independent Maritime Workers Union of commencing further collective redundancies processes.
In addition, the company has initiated a further collective redundancies process in Latvia.
Within the company’s Finnish subsidiary, extensive lay-offs of both onshore and onboard personnel are already in place, which will continue for now either full time or part time. Nearly all 1,200 Tallink Silja OY employees are affected by the lay-offs.
Altogether, the processes will impact up to 2,500 Tallink Grupp employees
Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp, asked for support of the State. “Germany is a good example of the state offering vital support to businesses, with salary compensation schemes being extended in the country at least until the end of 2021.”