Estonia - No solution found at meatpacking plant Rakvere - March 31, 2018

The nearly five months old wage dispute at meatpacking plant Rakvere (see our February newsletter) is not yet solved. Workers are holding on to their demands for a 16% wage increase from 1 February 2018 and an additional 16% increase in basic wage from 1 July 2018. Unions are now trying to negotiate with both HKScan and the Finnish parent company of the same name. According to the union HKScan does not want to meet the demands of the strikers in fear employees from other departments may also come forward with demands for higher wages.

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