Finland - Industrial action looms - February 28, 2018

The trade unions have announced industrial action in several sectors where the collective bargaining process remains deadlocked. The first strike is planned on 28 February at the University of Helsinki e.g. in reaction to the unwillingness of the employer to negotiate on pay rise. In March, industrial action is to be expected in the day care, private adult education and the real estate sector. This sector includes cleaners, caretakers and property managers. Besides pay rises other demands in the collective bargaining processes include overtime pay and the improvement of the situation of those with zero-hours contracts.

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