Strike ends in Finnish chemicals industry

Symbolic image with inscription collective bargaining agreement.
Market players across Europe are keenly following the strikes
in the forestry, pulp and paper industry in Finland.
07 Feb 2020 − 

A new collective agreement has been reached in the Finnish chemicals industry. The strike has therefore ended. The strike in the pulp and paper sector is however ongoing.

The strike in the chemicals industry in Finland has ended. Finland's industrial union Teollisuusliitto and the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF) have finalised a new collective bargaining agreement. The strike started on 27 January and was supposed to last until 24 February unless an agreement would be reached.

Teollisuusliitto reports that industry representatives and the unions had agreed on a salary increase of 3.3 per cent. In addition, unpaid working hourse have been eliminated. The new collective bargaining agreement will be valid until the end of 2021.

The paper union Paperiliitto is still in negotiations with FFIF and the strike in this sector is still ongoing.

This article is a part of our coverage on the current strikes in the chemicals, forestry, pulp and paper industry in Finland.

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