Finland - Strikes in paper industry continue - April 27, 2011

On 26 April, white- and blue-collar pulp and paper workers continued strike activity after the national mediator Esa Lonka did not succeed in resolving the dispute in the sector. According to the Pro union, the walk-outs included 1,500 of its members at the Stora Enso and Metsaliito plants. Pro moved the strike one day forward as it accused the employers of recruiting outside labour during the union’s overtime ban. Union official Jukka Hämäläinen said that this happened at least at Efora, the maintenance joint-venture of Stora Enso and ABB, in the Stora Enso factories in Oulu and Imatra. Indeed, the Finnish Forest Industries Federation has advised its member companies to use outside labour. As announced, from 6 to 20 April about 1,000 office workers, members of Pro, were already on strike at all UPM operations in an effort to speed up negotiations (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 March 2011).

English: http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/04/26/business-materials-eu-finland  ...

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Union+accuses+paper+industry+of+using ...

 

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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