Strike in Finland’s paper industry
extended by another week

The strike in Finland's paper industry affects leading forestry
groups such as Stora Enso and its Oulu paper mill.
03 Feb 2020 − 

The strike in Finland's paper industry has been extended. The Finnish paper mills of leading forest groups such as UPM or Stora Enso have been completely standing still for a week now.

There is still no progress in negotiations between Finland's paper industry trade union Paperiliitto and the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF) about new collective bargaining agreements. The trade union therefore announced that the ongoing strike, which started on 27 January, will be extended by another week until 24 February. Talks are to be continued today.

The strike has now been prolonged for the second time. Originally, it was set to last two weeks from 27 January to 10 February.

The strike affects the Finnish mills of FFIF's member companies, which are listed here. FFIF says it represents Finland's entire paper industry and 65 per cent of the country's forestry industry. According to the association, forest industry products account for about a fifth of Finland’s exports.

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