Finland - Bank workers strike - December 31, 2017

Following a deadlock in the collective bargaining, a bank workers’ strike will go into effect. The trade unions and the employer representatives could not find common ground on terms and conditions of weekend work. The National Conciliator, who is facilitating the dispute negotiations, said that there was no agreement in sight. The unions representing the workers want banks to agree on the terms and conditions for weekend duty in broader local negotiations. However, employers want to be able to call on staff to work weekends after discussions with personnel. Adding provisions for weekend work to current agreements involves settling pay. Banking sector employees say they prefer steady salary increases similar to other private firms in the financial sector. However, employers want greater say in determining personal pay rises.

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