Finland - Agreement construction sector - May 31, 2018

 After strikes that started at the end of April an agreement has been reached over a two-years collective agreement. The unions were demanding a pay rise of 6% over two years while the employers were offering a pay rise of 3.2%. With the new agreement the hourly wages of construction workers will increase by at least 30 cents in 2018 and 2019. Furthermore, minimum wages in the sector will be raised by 40 cents in both 2018 and 2019. While the increases have not been converted into percentages a spokesperson of the trade union stated that the 30-cent increase is roughly in line with the increases adopted in other sectors.

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