Finland - Local bargaining rules under intense negotiation - February 29, 2016

The outline for a local bargaining model is under intense negotiation between the social partners. Promoting local bargaining is one of the key points of the government program. It would mean more flexibility at the working place level to change the terms and conditions of employment and how to organise work at the company level. Many collective agreements allow for a degree of local bargaining. Both trade unions and employers do speak out in favour of more local bargaining, but they do not necessarily mean the same thing.

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