The strikes announced in Finland for 1-3 February 2024 will also affect companies in the paper and the whole forest products industry.
The Finnish paper workers' union Paperiliitto and the industrial union Teollisuusliitto have joined the political strike initiated by the umbrella organisation of Finnish trade unions Suomen Ammattiliittojen Keskusjärjestö (SAK). The strikes against the government's planned labour market reforms in Finland will begin on 1 February with the morning shifts and are scheduled to end on 3 February at the beginning of the morning shifts.
According to Paperiliitto, the mills affected in the paper and forest products industry will include Stora Enso Enocell, Imatra (Kaukopää and Tainionkoski), Oulu and Varkaus, as well as UPM Kaukas, Kymi, Pietarsaari and Rauma.
According to the industrial union Teollisuusliitto, Metsä Group, Mölnlycke and engineering group Valmet are also affected by the strikes.
As the Finnish transport workers' union AKT has also followed the call, the strike is also expected to have an impact on logistics operations in the country. Among other things, operations in all Finnish seaports will be suspended from 6.00 a.m. on 1 February to 6.00 a.m. on 3 February. Restrictions on freight transport by road and on aviation are also to be expected.