Collective agreement

Pro’s unlawful surprise strikes continue to hammer Suomen Kotidata – the industrial peace system is not working

The strike that began today clearly shows that the Kotidata case concerns Trade Union Pro’s political aim to pressure Kotidata into replacing the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector with the Collective Agreement for the ICT Sector, which is not applicable to the company, and not unresolved employment relationship problems. The smear campaign is based on unfounded allegations and has continued for a long time, and it is threatening the company’s operations and jobs. The serial strikes underline that the Finnish industrial peace system is not working.

An expected decision from the Labour Court: Suomen Kotidata can continue to follow the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector

The Finnish Commerce Federation is satisfied with the Labour Court’s decision according to which Suomen Kotidata can continue to follow the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector. The Finnish Commerce Federation considers the pressure and strikes from Trade Union Pro during the labour court process as a serious breach of industrial peace and troublemaking that demonstrates a disregard for the law and the rules of working life. Now, after the decision of the Labour Court, industrial peace will hopefully be restored at the company and it can return to normal.

Detailed contents of the emergency provisions in the Collective Agreement for Opticians and employment legislation

The Finnish Commerce Federation and the Union of Private Sector Professionals ERTO have agreed on changes to the Collective Agreement for Opticians in accordance with the recommendations of the central labour market organisations in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. The changes apply to the notice period for lay-offs, the negotiating period for co-operation negotiations and the re-employment of dismissed employees.

Detailed content of the emergency provisions for inclusion in the collective agreements for the commercial sector

The changes to the collective agreement negotiated by the Finnish Commerce Federation and PAM took effect on 19 March 2020. The changes are available for use immediately during ongoing and future co-operation negotiations, as well as for future lay-off notices and lay-off notices that have already been issued.

Emergency provisions added to the collective agreement – commercial sector taking wide-ranging action to save businesses and jobs

The Finnish Commerce Federation has reached an agreement with Service Union United PAM on emergency provisions for the collective agreement in order to safeguard the future of businesses in the sector and save jobs. The new provisions take effect on 19 March, and they will remain in force throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The Finnish Commerce Federation laments the break in negotiations – collective agreement must answer to challenges posed by the transformation of commerce

The Finnish Commerce Federation finds it very lamentable that the Service Union United PAM has broken off the negotiations over the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector, and announced an overtime prohibition and work stoppage. Commerce is tied with the export-focused labour market model that is important for Finland and for the sector’s capability to employ.

Negotiations on the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector will begin on 9 January 2020

The Finnish Commerce Federation and the Service Union United PAM will initiate negotiations on the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector on Thursday, 9 January. The Finnish Commerce Federation will inform about the progress and results of the negotiations at the recently opened section Neuvottelumaailma of its website Kauppa.fi.