Finland - Difficult collective bargaining in technology industry - October 31, 2019

Several important collective agreements in the technology industry are nearing their expiry date. Altogether these agreements cover 296,000 employees. In spite of the tight schedule no results are near in sight during this current round of collective bargaining. The most difficult question is the fate of the 24 unpaid annual extra working hours, forced on employees by government in 2016. The negotiations between Trade Union Pro and the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries stopped altogether for several weeks due to the excessive list of demands presented by the employers. Now the negotiations have re-started.

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