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Kemira's Oulu plants offline as workers strike

HELSINKI, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Finnish firm Kemira'schemical plants in Oulu have been taken offline as its 120workers are on strike to protest against plans to cut jobs.

Tomi Juntunen, the representative of the labour union, toldReuters on Monday the workers would not return to their jobsuntil the company began "true negotiations".

Kemira said in July it would cut 600 jobs, up to 12 percentof its total workforce, because it has been lagging behind itsfinancial targets.

(Reporting by Terhi Kinnunen and Jussi Rosendahl; Editing byMark Potter)

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