Finland -Talks over national agreement break down -June 11, 2013

Talks between trade unions and employers over a new centralised national framework agreement have broken down after the social partners concluded their positions are too far removed from each other. The main contentious issue regards pay increases. The current centralised national framework agreement, covering roughly 94% of all employees, will expire in October. The failure of talks between social partners has led to expectations of large scale industrial action this autumn.

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