Day: January 22, 2023

Unexpected turn in the trade sector collective agreement negotiations—Service Union United PAM announces widespread strikes

The collective agreement and salary negotiations launched in January by the Finnish Commerce Federation and Service Union United PAM took a surprising turn on Sunday 22 January 2023 when PAM announced industrial action for the second week of February. According to PAM, the announcement applies to more than 185 sites with about 20,000 employees. The strikes would start in warehouses on Monday, 6 February 2023 and continue in other commerce sector locations on 9 February 2023. The Finnish Commerce Federation considers PAM's activities irresponsible and feels that PAM has not been genuinely involved in the negotiations and developing the collective agreement.