The forest industry, which exports over 90% of its production, reckons that the strike will not affect its production operations. However, the strike will have an adverse impact on its reputation as a reliable supplier of goods.
In 2009, the forest industry employed over 3,500 professional and managerial employees, some 3,000 of whom worked in the paper industry or in forestry.
Jari Forss, Executive Vice President, Finnish Forest Industries Federation, tel. +358 9 132 4440 or +358 40 570 7652