After the end of the strike UPM has been ramping up production in its mills in Finland.
The Paperworker’s Union’s strike at its Tampere factory in Finland ended on 22 April, and employees returned to work on April 25, UPM announces today. Production ramp-up has proceeded as planned, and production volumes reached normal levels during the first week after the strike, the company explains.
“We are pleased that a new business-specific agreement is now reached with the Finnish Paperworkers’ Union, enabling us to better serve our customers in the future. The agreement allows for additional production flexibility at our Tampere factory and gives us the ability to better respond to demand peaks. Increased capacity utilization also opens future opportunities for employment,” says Antti Jääskeläinen, Executive Vice President, UPM Raflatac.
UPM says that the agreements made between the Paperworkers’ Union and other UPM businesses will result in improved supply security for the global label industry. However, the company also expects that the tight raw material and logistics situation, which has been constrained since early 2021, will continue impacting the global label industry supply chain.