Nordea’s offices in Finland closed on Friday after bank employees walked off the job at noon nationwide. The job action is in protest of workforce reduction plans announced earlier this week.
Paula Hopponen, Nodea’s chief shop steward, says managers alone could not serve customers, causing offices to close their doors.
Hopponen says Nordea staff will return to their jobs on Monday.
On Monday, Nordea launched consultative talks aimed at shrinking its workforce by 2,000 in four countries. It plans to dismiss 500-650 people each in Finland, Denmark and Sweden, along with 200-300 in Norway.