Finland -Icebreakers crews have a new collective agreement -April 04, 2015

The deal over a new collective agreement was reached in the face of looming industrial actions.

Ship owners and trade unions have reached a deal in the negotiations over a new collective agreement. The largest dispute in the negotiations was the applicability of the collective agreement to all firms in the sector, as opposed to only the state owned Arctia Shipping Company. The deal was reached in the face of looming industrial actions, in which unions threated to prevent ships under Finnish flags from leaving ports during the Easter holidays.


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