Finland - Confederation proposes shared wage increase goal - August 26, 2010

The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) wants a collective wage increase goal for all employees. SAK chairman Lauri Lyly’s proposal opposes the position of the EK employers’ federation (Confederation of Finnish Industries) to have a collective wage increase ceiling of maximum 1%. According to Lyly, the confederations SAK, the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK) and the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff (Akava) should define a shared increase goal as to ensure purchasing power and equal wage development. STTK’s chairman Mikko Mäenpää has reacted positively on Lyly’s remarks. Mäenpää believes that unions should unify their ranks across confederation and sector divisions.

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