Finland -Disputed shop assistants pay for language skills within reach -August 28, 2014

Based on the collective agreement for the commercial sector shop assistants are entitled to a 5% pay supplement when they use more than one language ‘almost daily’ in the course of their normal daily customer service.

Based on the collective agreement for the commercial sector shop assistants are entitled to a 5% pay supplement when they use more than one language ‘almost daily’ in the course of their normal daily customer service. This wording has been subject to a dispute since it was agreed in 1975. After a ruling of the labour court the long struggle is beginning to bear fruit. Seppälä, one of the major clothing shops, is to start paying the supplement, as stipulated in the collective agreement.

English: http://heikkijokinen.info/en/trade-union-news-from-finland/588-labour-court ...    

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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