A 3.3% increase in the salaries of the paper workers over a 25- month period has been agreed upon.
The demand has resurfaced ahead of the fresh negotiations with the employers for new collective agreements
The workers were protesting the management’s bid to force some of their colleagues into a new collective bargaining agreement which is likely to be followed by pay cuts
The pride parade in Helsinki on Saturday was attended by Finnish prime minister Antti Rinne and the first female Finnish bishop, Irja Askola
The citizens’ group, Ei enää leikkirahaa (No more play money), is organizing a campaign, demanding an increase in salaries. A proposal to modify the teacher to children ratio is also being pushed through a constitutional provision for direct democracy