Collective agreement negotiations underway for Finnish security guards, removal service and copying and printing sector employees
After challenging negotiations over the summer there, there was no major breakthrough in the collective agreement negotiations between UNI's Finnish affiliate PAM and the Service Sector Employers PALTA.
However, according to Markku Saikkonen, Collective Bargaining Specialist at PAM, there is a genuine appetite from both parties to come to a mutually beneficial agreement.
"Due to the fact that we still have three collective agreements which are not yet settled, our intention is to meet with the employer PALTA, and pick up where we left off before the summer. Our wish is to return to the negotiator's table as soon as possible", Saikkonen clarifies.
According to Mr Saikkonen, the negotiators have been working on concerns that were revealed in the spring. Furthermore, there has been a lot of background work done in connection to the negotiations.
”We have discussed with several parties involved, in order to make progress in the negotiations, which turned out to be somewhat challenging last spring and summer", Saikkonen points out.