Finland - Paper workers agree after conciliation - January 31, 2018

Trade union Pro has fought against attempts by employers to make cuts in employment conditions in the paper sector. 3000 of Pro’s members have been on an overtime ban since 9 January 2018. The workers announced to strike a full week starting at 7am on 18 January, 2018, as an attempt to maintain their current employment conditions. Another reason to strike was the proposed measure to take away decision making power from bargaining partners. After the government arbitrated in a mediation, both trade union Pro and the employers’ association, Finnish Forest Industries, approved the mediation proposal of the National Conciliator for the paper sector’s white-collar employees to increase salaries, and all strike actions were immediately cancelled.

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