Strike Shuts Down Finnish Paper Industry

Published on May 16 2005

Strike Shuts Down Finnish Paper Industry
National Conciliator Juhani Salonius, who mediated the talks, said major disagreements hinged on the use of temporary employees and production breaks during national holidays. The paper workers union said employees wanted to be compensated for extra work with more free time rather than with money, as proposed by the employers. The strike, which began with shutdowns of paper and pulp machines late Sunday, involves about half the members of the 50,000-strong Finnish Paper Workers Union.
Odd that they want time of for overtime compensation, and we here in the States want to hang on to our overtime dollars.

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