Finland - Bus drivers to strike in defence of agreement - May 19, 2010

Around 1,000 members of the JHL and JYTY trade unions planned strike action on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 May in protest at the plans of Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy, the City of Helsinki bus company, plans to unilaterally pull out of the company collective agreement. If this happens then workers would be covered by the sectoral agreement and they would lose a range of allowances where the company agreement provides better pay than the sectoral agreement. The unions are also concerned about the company imposing new rules on shift work that would give workers less control over their shift patterns. (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 April 2010).



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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