23 Mar '11, 11am

Nokia says talks over job cuts to begin end of April

Nokia says talks over job cuts to begin end of April

Nokia said negotiations with unions over upcoming job cuts would begin at the end of April. -- PHOTO: REUTERS HELSINKI - THE world's leading mobile phone maker Nokia said on Wednesday negotiations with unions over upcoming job cuts would begin at the end of April. 'We don't have an exact starting date, but we are planning to begin talks at the end of April, and then we will of course talk about the numbers,' company spokesman Tomi Kuuppelomaeki told AFP. Nokia has not yet said how many of its 16,000 developers worldwide it will let go as part of a new corporate strategy to phase out development of its smartphone platform Symbian. On February 11, chief executive Stephen Elop announced the company would begin adopting Microsoft's smartphone platform instead, resulting in 'substantial' job losses. The move was a dramatic strategy shift aimed at streamlining a company that has...

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