To offset cost increases, the parties to the agreement have agreed on the implementation of productivity-boosting measures, such as a modernisation of the remuneration system and the possibility of new arrangements with regard to annual leave. The possibility of adopting a working-time bank scheme will also be examined during the contract period.
The generally-binding collective labour agreement applies to about 3,000 employees in total, most of whom work in forestry.
Jari Forss, Senior Vice President (labour market), Finnish Forest Industries Federation, tel. +358 (0)9 132 4440
Veli-Matti Rekola, Managing Director, Federation of Agricultural Employers, tel. +358 (0)9 725 04 500
Hannu Tolonen, Quality Manager, Metsähallitus, tel. +358 (0)400 130 603
Kari Immonen, Executive Director, Association of Private Forestry Employers, tel. +358 (0)9 684 4380
Sakari Lepola, Negotiating Secretary, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union, +358 (0)400 425 198