Finland - Employers advocate local bargaining - May 31, 2017

The battle about the future of the collective bargaining system continues with employers speaking out loud for a decentralisation. The chair of a lobby group for tech companies made a plea for more local pay bargaining. At present, most trade unions and employer groups agree industry-wide pay deals, which bind every firm in that sector to a minimum salary increase for every employee. As the economy picks up, expectations of higher wages after years of moderate pay deals evolve. However, the employers still talk about pay restraint and the finance minister said workers should wait for the positive situation to stabilise.

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