Estonia - Strike at meatpacking plant Rakvere - February 28, 2018

Workers at meatpacking plant Rakvere 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 (see our January Newsletter). The trade unions met with heads of HKScan Estonia in a final attempt to negotiate the pay demands of the workers, but negotiations failed. The union stated that the management of HKScan Estonia did not respond to the wage proposal and only repeated what they had said previously. In reaction to the failed negotiations employees of the plant began an open-ended strike. Earlier workers at the Rakvere plant were threatened by their employer to prevent them from going on strike.

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