Finland -Postal strike starts and expands -November 23, 2015

Postal workers have started with a strike over working conditions. Some 4,000 members of trade union PAU walked out. Workplace tension at the country’s leading parcel and postal service provider Posti continues and instead of finding an accord, it seems the employer representatives and the employees are still farther apart. Negotiations have cleared a few smaller matters from the table, but many of the larger controversial issues are still unresolved. One of the thorniest issues is the terms of the so-called ‘change security’ employers offer their employees in case they are made redundant. The strike expanded as Posti announced plans to lock out some 200 workers. PAU has asked other unions that are part of the massive SAK trade union confederation to begin sympathy strikes and received positive answers from several unions.

English: http://yle.fi/uutiset/postal_dispute_remains_difficult …  

http://yle.fi/uutiset/talks_overpostal_strike_starts_on_thursday/8465801  

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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