Finland - Deal in IT-sector - November 30, 2017

Trade union Pro has reached an agreement for clerical employees in the ICT-sector just before a strike planned to begin. The deal covers 12,000 employees working in the Information and Communication Technology sector. The main reason for the dispute was the use of temporary rental labour. According to the collective agreement rental labour can only be used temporarily when there is a special need, but the unions signal that rental labour is more and more used to replace staff. The agreement between trade union Pro and the employers' association Palta was based on a proposal presented by the National Conciliator. It has been agreed that this will last for a period of 27 months. The pay settlement proposed is in line with other collective agreements settled so far at sectoral level, referring to the 3.2% pay rise set for the next two years in the collective agreement of technology industries by the Finnish Industrial Union.

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