YTN strike shall begin tomorrow
The declined proposal significantly worse than Metalworkers and Pro
The board of YTN declined the proposal made today October 31st by the National Conciliator. The proposal did not include the similar wage increase model as the agreements of Metalworkers and Pro.
The proposal included a local increase of 0,8% which the employer would be able to divide unilaterally unless a local agreement was reached with the shop steward. This would practically mean that senior salaried employees would get lower increases than other staff groups.
Thus increases for YTN would have been under the frame set in the comprehensive income policy agreement.
Chairman of YTN Heikki Kauppi considers that the attitude of the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries is utterly inconceivable and unequal. Their attitude can endanger the whole comprehensive income policy agreement.
– Senior salaried employees are the only staff group that would have to settle for increases divided unilaterally by the employer. YTN thinks that the collective agreement should ensure our members an adequate wage increase. This can be secured only by general increases and local portions divided by terms agreed collectively. We cannot give the employer unilateral authority in this matter, says Kauppi.
The proposal did not include compensation for travelling outside of working hours. Senior salaried employees are the only staff group who are forced to travel outside of working hours without no compensation.
The strike of senior salaried employees in 40 technology companies (check the list in the end of this bulletin) shall begin 6 am tomorrow 1st of November. The strike will apply to approximately 10 000 senior salaried employees at the first stage.
The strike can expand in a week on 7th of November to 40 new companies unless no agreement is reached before. The strike will apply to approximately 25 000 senior salaried employees at the second stage.
These companies are in strike:
Boliden Harjavalta Oy
Boliden Kokkola Oy, Kone Oyj
Kone Hissit Oy, Kone Industrial Oy
Konecranes Finland Oy
Konecranes Service Oy
Metso Automation Oy
Metso Endress + Hauser Oy
Metso Foundries Jyväskylä Oy
Metso Minerals Oy
Metso Paper Oy
Metso Power Oy
Metso Shared Services Oy
Outotec (Ceramics) Oy
Outotec (Filters) Oy
Outotec (Finland) Oy
Outotec Turula Oy
Patria Finance Oy
Patria Aerostructures Oy
Patria Aviation Oy
Patria Land Services Oy
Patria Land Systems Oy
Ruukki Construction Oy
Ruukki Engineering Oy
Ruukki Metals Oy
Ruukki Stainless Steel § Aluminium Oy
Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy
Sandvik Mining and Construction Finland Oy
Valmet Automotive Oy
Wärtsilä Oyj Abp
Wärtsilä Finland Oy