Pro’s striking puts unreasonable strain on a single company

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“Pro’s strike puts the jobs of salaried paper industry employees at risk in Finland. It is clear that international companies will in future concentrate their support functions into countries with stable operating environments. The damage this strike would cause is also completely disproportionate in relation to the issue it aims to influence,” says Jari Forss, Deputy Director General of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

“Many Finnish companies that operate internationally have concentrated their support functions in Finland. In future, these companies will have to re-evaluate the possibility of transferring such functions, i.e. Finnish jobs, overseas because the delivery chain of the paper industry is so often affected by strikes,” Forss sums up.

“Striking does nothing to improve Finland’s position, nor does it create more jobs – it would be much wiser for the parties to work together and identify ways with which the operating environment could be strengthened,” Forss points out.

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

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