A one-month strike organised by Pro is ongoing at Suomen Kotidata. Kotidata and Pro have been conciliating with the National Conciliator for several days. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 4 November. The conciliation is still very much ongoing, but Pro has again today announced new strikes targeting operators.
Month: October 2020
Pro is currently hammering a commerce sector company, Suomen Kotidata, with a one-month strike. However, the Finnish Commerce Federation has still not received a single specified employment or pay-related dispute to resolve, even though the company has had a PAM shop steward, the other party to the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector, for years. Is this Pro’s way of settling individual employees’ employment-related issues?
The 24/7 opening hours of online stores has become the most common reason for online purchases. This is a significant observation when analysing the international competitiveness of Finnish online stores. During the pandemic, the importance of premium products has increased in several product groups, such as outdoor equipment and sports. This insight is also important for the Christmas shopping season, which is about to begin, since more and more consumers may be willing to invest in quality instead of low prices.
Despite the firm and concrete development measures adopted at Kotidata, Trade Union Pro will today launch a strike that may last for up to one month, with disastrous consequences to the company. Blind to this, Trade Union Pro is determined to force the company to comply with the collective agreement for the ICT sector, which is not applicable to Kotidata.
The commerce sector wants to offer everyone a safe operating environment, and strongly recommends that customers wear a mask.
Stores are working persistently to ensure a safe environment for working and shopping. Operators in the sector propose that the Government impose risk-based restrictions, targeting places where the risk for contracting the virus can truly be reduced. Communication also needs to be clearer. The corona emergency brake should not be pulled in vain, since its use increases uncertainty, which is ruinous to the economy and employment.
According to the carbon index for commerce, the sector’s CO2 emissions decreased by seven per cent in 2019. The Finnish Commerce Federation uses the carbon index to monitor the progress of scenarios set out in the low-carbon roadmap and to assess what the real impact of policies and business measures is on emissions and their reduction.