Finnish trade unions announce strike in the paper industry

Finnish trade union Teollisuusliitto announced an extensive strike from 27 January to 9 February, which would affect around 150 companies from several industry sectors including the forest and chemicals industry, Euwid reports.

The strike would be held unless the result of a new collective bargaining agreement with employee representatives was reached, according to the trade union.  

The consequences of a strike in the forest industry would not be insignificant. According to FFIF, forest industry products account for about a fifth of Finland's exports.