Estonia - Rakvere strike ends with pay deal - April 30, 2018

The longest strike in the country’s history over wages at meatpacking plant Rakvere (see our February and March newsletters) ended with an agreement meeting the demands of the strikers. The workers asked a 16% wage increase from 1 February 2018 and an additional 16% increase in basic wage from 1 July 2018. They also demanded that HKScan would sign a contract recognising their trade union. While no agreement on the latter demand has been reached yet, both the striking employees as well as their union IMTAL agreed to the proposed salary increase of the slaughterhouse unit workers. The strike ended on 16 April 2018.

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