Finland - Unions discuss new bargaining model - November 30, 2016

Trade unions are rethinking their negotiation strategy. The basic idea is for pay rises in collective agreements to be linked somehow to those for the export industry. The pay rise ceiling should in this model be calculated on the basis of the competitiveness of the export sector, employment, productivity and the balance of the public economy. Since spring the export industry unions and employers associations have been negotiating on how to build such a model. So far this has not led to any clear resolution as to how this can be achieved.

English: http://heikkijokinen.info/en/trade-union-news-from-finland/1141-export-industry …  

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