Finland - Employers blow up the bargaining system - February 28, 2017

The Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) has announced that it will terminate 22 of its contracts. The termination of nearly two dozen union contracts concerns the working conditions of low-wage job-holders especially, such as security guards and movie theatre employees. This also concerns agreements on the role of the shop stewards and procedural agreements on co-decision procedures. The result is that on top of the ‘normal’ collective bargaining the sectoral unions also have to agree anew on these issues.

English: http://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/rinne_union_confederation_contract_terminations ...     

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