Finland - Strike warning in security industry - February 23, 2011

Service Union United PAM has issued a strike warning for the entire security industry (7,000 employees). If a new collective agreement will not be reached, the union board says a three-day nationwide strike will be called to start two weeks from Thursday 24 February. According to the union the action will not, however, affect emergency services or any jobs where a strike would endanger any activities of key importance to society. The major disagreement in the negotiations concerns the reform of the industry’s pay system. Earlier PAM declared an overtime ban for the security industry as well as a three-day strike, to start Wednesday 2 March, at the security company Securitas. According to PAM president Ann Selin Securitas complicated collective bargaining: “The company put pressure on employees and shop stewards who have participated in industrial action. Securitas has also sent its employees a message where it urges them to leave PAM and to search for an alternative to it.”

English: http://www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2011/02/threat_of_security_guards_strike ...
http://www.artto.kaapeli.fi/unions/T2011/o05

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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