Finland - Walkout at temporary agencies - January 01, 2017

Employees of the temporary labour companies Barona and Manpower organised a two-day walkout. Taking part were some 600 information technology experts working as customer service subcontractors around the country. The trade union Pro said the subcontractors were protesting plans by Barona and the Service Sector Employers group Palta to shift them and eventually all customer service workers to a different collective agreement, which would lower their wages.

English: http://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/walkout_slows_teleoperator_customer_services …  

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