Finland - Trade unions are seeking pay increase - June 30, 2017

In March, the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK terminated all national agreements with the trade union confederations and stated that it was no longer willing to make any further national level labour market agreements. Therefore, the time of centralised nation level labour market agreements is over. The existing collective agreements start to expire after summer. Unions are preparing to set out their goals for the negotiations. As pay increases seem possible after years of stagnation, many have made it clear that pay rises are necessary during the upcoming collective bargaining round and wage decisions must roll back the adverse effects that the competitiveness pact imposed on workers.

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