“All textual terms had been removed from the proposal. AKT’s goal is still to reach a solution as soon as possible. comment Ismo KokkoChairman of the ACP.
Juha MutruThe CEO of the Port Operators Association confirmed on Sunday that the settlement proposal only applies to wage increases, which suggests that employers are unlikely to accept larger increases.
“This was purely a salary proposition, and it was stretched to the max,” he said for YLE. “Wage increases of around six percent have been common, and this is the level this has been tuned to.”
On Wednesday, the ACP began a series of strikes at ports and three segments of road transport – trucks, tankers and petroleum products – with the aim of securing wage increases that prevent the erosion of real wages.
The overcrowding strike alone has stopped all foreign goods trade.
According to YLE, the strikes have also affected several other sectors of society. Finland’s public broadcasting company reported During the last week, strikes in the transportation industry may affect can and bottle recycling machines, media transfer between libraries, gasoline availability at gas stations, waste management services, and raw material availability at production plants.
Niina KostianderOutokumpu’s communications manager said on Thursday that the strike does not yet have an “immediate impact” on the operations of the steel manufacturer’s Tornio steel plant in Western Lapland. However, the prolongation of the strike may disrupt both the availability of raw materials and the delivery of products to customers.
“We naturally try to minimize any possible impact on deliveries and production,” he comment for YLE.
A corresponding message was sent by Metsä Group. “For the time being, Metsä Group’s factories are in operation, but if the strike continues, their operations will be at risk,” said Juha LaineCommunication manager of the Finnish forestry industry.
The postal and logistics union PAU, on the other hand, has organized a sympathy strike, which will delay the delivery of letters from five to two weeks and package deliveries from five to seven days due to temporary congestion at Posti’s logistics center.
“This will have a very similar effect in all parts of the country,” said Jarmo AinasojaDirector of Posti’s emergency administration.
If no breakthrough is achieved in the collective bargaining, AKT will start a new series of strikes on March 1.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page