If necessary, the local agreement parties can agree to not increase pay or to postpone wage hikes.
The agreement includes also measures to lower labour costs; overtime might no longer be automatically set at double or more times the normal rate, for example.
In addition, it was also agreed that the structures of the collective labour agreement would be modernised and its contents clarified.
The agreement enters into force on 1 January 2010 and will remain valid until 30 August 2012.
For additional information, please contact:
Jari Forss, Executive Vice President,
Finnish Forest Industries Federation,
tel. +358 9 132 4440 or mobile +358 40 570 7652