Finland - Busy period for negotiators - September 30, 2017

Several unions get ready for the next round of collective bargaining as a long list of major collective agreements are due for renewal this autumn. The question concerning the level of pay rise is still open. The paper workers' trade union started first, with a collective agreement expiring at the end of September. The union said after a first round that all the original demands of both sides are all still on the negotiation table. The next major fields to negotiate will be the technology industry, the graphical and the chemical industry. Negotiations in the export industries are important for all unions, as they are expected to set a general ceiling for pay rises.

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