Finland - Finance sector concludes collective agreement - March 31, 2018

A strike in the financial services sector was averted at the eleventh hour after mediation by the national conciliator. The parties reached an agreement on the collective agreement shortly before the first three days’ work stoppage in banks was due to begin. The negotiations in the financial services sector have been going on since October last year. The existing collective agreement expired in November 2017. Key problem of the dispute has been weekend work. Both parties are now ready to open up more possibilities for banks to provide service also during the weekend. The agreement stipulates that weekend work will be agreed, in the main, according to local negotiations.

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