STT: Nurses could not afford another strike

A protracted nurses ‘strike would have weighed heavily on the coffers of the nurses’ unions, Tehy and Super, said on Sunday, referring to documents from unions filed with the National Board of Patents and Registration.

The financial situation of the unions is a strictly kept secret, but last year’s statements show that the unions had a combined industrial action fund of € 85 million. Two major strikes in April would have cost the union around € 115 million, and striking nurses would have received strike pay of € 140 a day.

In early April, 25,000 nurses went on strike for two weeks. In mid-April, unions announced a new strike covering 35,000 workers. But unions lifted the second strike at the last minute after the family and social affairs minister Who is Linden (SDP) introduced a in violation of the strike, which would have forced nurses to return to to protect patient .

Make a chair Millaikka Rytkönenhowever, he denied the reason for the was the suspension of his union and Super in April.

He said the unions canceled the planned industrial action because the proposed change in the law would have effectively forced the striking nurses to return to work.

"Let us say this: there is no point in wasting our money just because of Aki ." Rytkönen told STT.

Nurses’ unions have now announced that they are preparing a mass redundancy plan.

Rytkönen did not want to tell STT whether the unions were planning compensation packages for resigning nurses.

"Would I be a very good player if I showed you my hand?" Rytkönen asked.

Tehy or Super have not announced when the mass differences would begin.

The conciliation committee is expected to make a for a dispute on Tuesday.

Source: The Nordic Page

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