Senior Salaried Paper Industry Workers in Finland Begin 10-Day Strike

Dec. 3, 2010 - Early this morning, some 3,000 senior salaried pulp and paper industry workers in Finland began a ten-day strike.

The Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff (YTN) said that despite its efforts — along with those of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation — to settle the labor dispute did not go well and all sides hit an impasse yesterday resulting in the workers walking off the job this morning.

YTN said the strike is expected to end on Monday morning, December 13.

The primary sticking point revolves around uncompensated time off spent on work-related tasks.

This is not the first time the workers have shown displeasure with their labor situation. A walkout was held on Oct. 22, which was followed by a a four-day strike Oct. 29 - Nov. 2.

SOURCE: YTN

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