Finland - Bargaining in municipal and state sector shows progress - February 28, 2018

Although the negotiations on smaller issues are still going on, main collective agreements for the public sector are finally beginning to get shape. After a slow process of bargaining in the municipal and state sector where the unions demand for compensation for the 30% holiday bonus cut was not met, there has been a breakthrough. A one-off payment has now been agreed for employees to compensate for the lost holiday bonus. Some 421,000 municipal employees will receive a payment of 9.2% of their monthly salary.

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