Finnish lockout ongoing
June 6, 2005 By Pulp & Paper Canada
A rejected proposal is perpetuating the lockout at all Finnish pulp and paper mills. The Finnish Paperworkers’ Unio…
A rejected proposal is perpetuating the lockout at all Finnish pulp and paper mills. The Finnish Paperworkers’ Union repudiated the National Conciliator’s proposal for a settlement in the labour market dispute, and as a result, member companies of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation are continuing the lockout. The Federation would have accepted the proposal.
The proposal would have brought employees more than 6% in wage increases over a three-year period. An additional 1,600 in wages with an 11 hours’ decrease in working time to compensate the work at Christmas and Midsummer were also rejected.
The lockout can continue until June 29th, 2005. It will be cancelled when the parties reach a settlement. Negotiations are scheduled to continue on Monday, June 13th and will be led by the National Conciliator.
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