This time Pro complied with the law and submitted a notification of industrial action 14 days in advance, unlike it had done in the case of its earlier, unlawful industrial actions, which did not observe the 14-day notification requirement.
“Pro is maintaining its policy of threatening. If the union actually wants to reach an agreement, this is no way to promote that aim,” says Jari Forss, Deputy Director General of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.
“We remain prepared to offer a 2.5% pay rise, just like we agreed to with the paper industry’s other personnel groups earlier this spring. We are likewise open to cooperation in the development of company-specific pay systems.”
“Threats of striking and other industrial actions weaken possibilities for maintaining jobs for Finnish salaried employees. If the dispute with salaried paper industry employees continues, we will be forced to reconsider the countries in which support functions are located,” Forss points out.
Jari Forss, Deputy Director General, Finnish Forest Industries Federation, tel. +358 9 132 4440, +358 40 570 7652
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