Teollisuusliitto cancels strikes after chemical and technology industry contracts

Teollisuusliitto cancels strikes after chemical and technology industry contracts

The technology industry may still face Trade Union Pro and YTN’s strike.

Helsington Sanomat on Sunday wrote that the agreement guarantees this year’s general 3.5 percent salary increase for employees in the technology sector and a one-time additional bonus of 400 euros to be paid in March. Salary increases in the industry will continue next year with a general increase of two percent and a company- or workplace-specific increase of half a percent.

Workers in the chemical industry are guaranteed a general increase of 2.2 percent and a one-time bonus of 800 euros in two installments of 400 euros in 2023. Their salaries will continue next year in line with the general increase. 3.3 percent and company- or workplace-specific 0.2 percent.

Teollisuusliitto has estimated that the cost effects of both contracts will increase by seven percent for a two-year contract.

According to the chairman, the agreements represent an improvement in terms of both general wage increases and one-time bonuses from the settlement proposal that the union rejected last week. Riku Aalto.

“Of course, this agreement is not enough to curb inflation. But it was important that the increases go to everyone, he comment For Helsingin Sanomat.

Jarkko RuohoniemiThe CEO of employers in the technology industry reminded that salary increases in the industry are primarily agreed locally, and the increases announced yesterday serve as a protection that will come into effect if the companies do not find alternative solutions by mid-March. He expressed his satisfaction with the two-year contract period and his disappointment with the lack of employer numbers for the general increase.

“The general increase makes it impossible to target increases in the right places [at the workplace],” He told.

He also warned in a press release that high salary increases carry a “significant risk” of undermining the competitiveness of the technology industry in an exceptionally uncertain operating environment.

“We can manage with leveling as long as the economic base does not crumble in an unexpected way,” he said.

Minna Etu-SeppäläThe CEO of Kemianteollisuus ry described the agreement as “tolerable” in the current situation. The stakeholder group offered salary increases from the back due to feedback received from companies that are struggling with, among other things, rising energy and raw material prices.

“[The price increases] felt in small and medium-sized companies right now. We wanted a solution that doesn’t mean that workplaces have to close their doors,” he told the magazine.

Since collective agreements in the chemical and technology industry are generally considered a model for other industries, the agreements are expected to move stalled negotiations forward in other industries as well. For example, the municipal sector has set wage increases as a condition for wage increases in the technology industry, the chemical industry and the transport industry.

An agreement has yet to be found in the transport sector. The transport trade union AKT has introduced an overtime ban and announced a strike that is scheduled to start in mid-February.

The trade dispute will continue to be resolved later today, with a strike at supermarkets in major cities looming on Thursday. Annika Rönni-SällinenPresident of Service Union United (PAM), refused to speculate on Friday whether a breakthrough in the chemical and technology industries could bring about the trade sector as well.

“This is difficult to measure and I do not want to comment on it at this time. We will learn more next week when mediation resumes on Monday, he said For Helsingin Sanomat.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page

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