Overtime ban of salaried paper industry employees doesn’t help negotiations

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"The overtime ban is not a solution, and the parties should instead convene to settle matters by negotiation. Pro’s demand for a 3.5% pay hike is totally oversized in comparison to the other pay solutions reached this spring,” says Jari Forss, Deputy Director General of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

In addition, the trade union Pro has issued a strike warning. The strike would affect salaried employees at paper mills belonging to UPM on 6-20 April.

The collective labour agreement for salaried paper industry employees covers more than 3,000 people.

Further information:
Jari Forss, Deputy Director General, Head of Labour Market Issues, Finnish Forest Industries Federation, tel. +358 9 132 4440, +358 40 570 7652