Finland - Collective labour agreement in retail and hospitality sectors - March 31, 2018

After weeks of negotiating the retail companies of the Finnish Commerce Federation and the Service Union United (PAM) reached a collective labour agreement that ends the overtime ban. The sector had negotiated a new agreement since January and the new agreement is valid for two years. The agreement extends to shop staff, office administrators, and warehouse and transport personnel that work in the commercial sector. A similar agreement was reached for the hospitality and leisure sector. It was approved by PAM and the respective employer federations. In the agreement, personal remuneration will increase by 1.8% at the start of May 2018 and then again by 1.7% at the start of May 2019, among other things. The collective agreement in the hotel, restaurant and leisure sector covers around 85,000 workers and supervisors.

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