Finland -Framework agreement under discussion -August 25, 2012

The two strongest employer organizations (the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK and the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries) made proposals to renegotiate the existing framework agreement. According to the Trade Union News, the web publication that began its 16th year this August, they argued the need for the terms of the agreement to be renegotiated on account of worsened economic conditions. All public sector employees and over 90% of the private sector employees are covered by industry-specific collective agreements that apply the framework agreement that was negotiated and signed last autumn by the labour market central organizations. The trade unions reiterated that the framework agreement can only be terminated or suspended if the parties who signed it agree to do so jointly.



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