Strike halts Outokumpu's Tornio plant

The agreement was not reached in the negotiations between the Industrial Union and the employers of Technology Industries of Finland today, Tuesday the 31st of January. As a result, a strike by the Industrial Union, Trade Union Pro and the Association of Upper-Level Employees YTN stops Outokumpu’s Tornio plant in Finland between the 1st and the 3rd of February 2023. The strike affects approximately 1,700 employees, white-collar employees and upper-level employees* at Outokumpu's Tornio plant in Finland. The strike will not affect Outokumpu's Kemi mine, Tornio ferrochrome slab or Tornio harbour.

The Tornio plant is an integral part of the entire Outokumpu supply chain, as material is also delivered from Tornio to Outokumpu's factories in Germany. However, due to the short duration of the strike, its direct impact on the company's result is estimated to be limited.

Production at Outokumpu's Tornio plant is expected to start on the 4th of February at 06.00 am (EET). Negotiations between the Industrial Union and employers of Technology Industries of Finland will continue on Friday the 3rd of February. We hope that an agreement will be reached in the negotiations and that peace of mind at work will be restored as soon as possible.  

Outokumpu Oyj

For more information:

Investors: Linda Häkkilä, Head of IR, tel. +358 400 719 669

Media: Päivi Allenius, VP – Communications and Brand, tel. +358 40 753 7374 or Outokumpu media desk, tel. +358 40 351 9840, e-mail media(at)

*At Outokumpu, the strike concerns the employees of Outokumpu Stainless Oy and Outokumpu Oyj in Tornio, Finland. Our employees in Outokumpu Europe Oy, Outokumpu Mining Oy as well as employees in the Helsinki office are not affected. 

Tornio mill from the airOutokumpu's Tornio mill.