Ten-Day Strike in Finnish Paper Industry Ends Without Agreement

Dec. 14 2010 - The ten-day strike held by some 3,000 professional and managerial staff in the Finnish paper industry ended yesterday (Dec. 13), according to a report in the Nordic Paper Journal (NPJ).

The strike did not affect production activities, NPJ said.

Talks have taken place over the past few months between the Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff (YTN) and the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (representing the employer side of the labor dispute), but neither side seems any closer to resolving the conflict.

“Discussions concerning the terms of employment for professional and managerial staff members of the paper industry will now be continued by the industry companies,” said Jari Forss, executive vice president, who is responsible for labor market issues at the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

SOURCE: Nordic Paper Journal

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