The head of the Union of Left Forces Andersson demanded an urgent adoption of the law on the minimum wage
Chairman of the Union of Left Forces, Minister of Education Lee Andersson believes that the exit of the Forest Industry Association from the collective bargaining system aims to reduce wages .
In this regard, she considers it necessary to promptly adopt a law on the minimum wage. Also, in her opinion, it is necessary to improve the guarantees to employees upon dismissal.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) did not agree with Andersson. According to her, on the basis of the actions of the Forest Industry Association, such a need did not arise.
The Forest Industry Association announced yesterday that it would no longer be a party to negotiations on the conclusion of collective labor agreements, and in the future, wages and working conditions will be negotiated directly at workplaces.
According to the Association, the goal of this decision is not to reduce wages, but to increase the competitiveness of forestry enterprises.
The current collective agreements will be valid for another 1-2 years.
Finland has over 150 timber processing plants.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) expressed disappointment at the “unpatriotic” actions of forestry employers in a difficult economic situation.