Finland - Union puts Lapwall factories on ‘blacklist’ - March 31, 2019

The Industrial Union accuses Lapwall, a company that has 3 factories in the country that produce prefabricated wooden wall, floor and roof elements, of discriminating on the grounds of union activity. According to the Industrial Union a 500 euro company bonus is paid to employees who leave the union, do not participate in strikes or do not put in for sick leave during the year. Therefore the union has declared an embargo on the company. The embargo is a legal measure in Finland which can be used when a company does not belong to the employers' association. With the embargo the employment office must inform jobseekers about the industrial dispute, and they are not allowed to break the embargo by guiding jobseekers in the company. The Industrial Union wants to negotiate with Lapwall but thus far the company has not shown any willingness to do that.

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