Collective agreement negotiated for paper industry employees

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Pay will increase by 0.5% during the first year of the two-year agreement.

The parties also arranged to develop the collective labour agreement substantially in order to support the industry’s competitiveness and to safeguard jobs. Collective bargaining will be developed in working groupsa to ensure that future collective labour agreements are worded in a sufficiently clear manner and support employees’ ability to work, the continuous improvement of competitiveness and profitability as well as provide new working time models.

The new collective agreement is in force from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2012.
For further information, please contact:
Jouko Ahonen, President, Finnish Paper Workers’ Union, tel. +358 9 7089 241, +358 400-759 871

Jari Forss, Executive Vice President, Finnish Forest Industries Federation, tel. +358 9 132 4440, +358 40 570 7652