Month: February 2020

Specialty goods got retail trade growing – international competition intensifies

Retail business turnover developed well in 2019. A spike in specialty and department store trade during late summer and autumn sped up the growth. However, the employment rate of the retail sector dropped from last year due to increased efficiency of supply chains and operations as well as automation and international competition, among other things.

Summary of the text amendments of the new collective agreement established

The negotiations’ result was achieved last Friday 14 February 2020 in the commercial sector’s collective agreement negotiations. A more thorough clarification of the negotiations’ result and text amendments has now been established in Finnish Commerce Federation website. Summary of the amendments for the Collective Agreement in the Commercial Sector

Commercial sector's collective bargaining agreement negotiations' result approved

Finnish Commerce Federation and Service Union United PAM negotiations’ result is approved by parties’ administrations. Parties were able to reach the negotiations’ result without the National Conciliator’s proposal. Salary increases are 2.0% as of 1 April 2020 and 1.3% as of 1 April 2021. A more thorough negotiations’ result’s content will be announced on Monday … Continued

Negotiations' result achieved in the commercial sector's collective bargaining agreement negotiations

Finnish Commerce Federation and Service Union United have achieved negotiations’ result on Friday 14 February 2020. Negotiations’ result needs to be approved in both parties administrations. The content of the negotiations will be announced later today provided that the administrations give their approval. Administrations gather today afternoon. Finnish Commerce Federation and Service Union United have … Continued

Commercial sector's collective bargaining agreement negotiations continue this Friday 14 February 2020

Finnish Commerce Federation and Service Union United continued collective bargaining agreement negotiations today, Wednesday 12 February 2020 at the National Conciliator’s Office. Collective bargaining agreement negotiations will be continued this Friday 14 February 2020 National Conciliator’s Office. Parties continue background work before the next negotiations’ meeting.

Commercial sector's collective bargaining agreement negotiations continued late

Finnish Commerce Federation and Service Union United PAM continued collective bargaining agreement negotiations at the National Conciliator’s Office on Monday 10 February 2020. Parties continued negotiations with each other after leaving the National Conciliator’s Office. Finnish Commerce Federation and Service Union United PAM will continue negotiations with the National Conciliator this Wednesday.