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JHL has approved the negotiation result concerning the dispute on Arkea’s terms and conditions of employment, the trade union will end the strike

Trade Union JHL and Arkea have reached an agreement on the company’s upcoming terms and conditions of employment. JHL’s administration has processed and approved the negotiation result. JHL will end the strike on 1 December at 4 pm.

Late in the evening on 30 November, Trade Union JHL and Arkea reached an agreement in their negotiations on the company’s terms and conditions of employment. The negotiation result is a local agreement that corresponds to the collective agreement of the employers’ association Avaintyönantajat Avainta ry.

JHL’s administration has processed and approved the negotiation result. Arkea’s employees will be informed on the exact content of the agreement.

In mid-November, Arkea revealed that it was going to switch its collective agreement to a cheaper one. This would have meant a drastic loss of income for Arkea’s poorly-paid employees.

The concluded agreement has been made with the authority to conclude local agreements within the collective agreement of the employers’ association Avaintyönantajat Avainta ry. The agreement will ensure that Arkea will remain a member of the employers’ association Avaintyönantajat Avainta ry during the upcoming collective agreement period. The length of the collective agreement period will depend on how long the period of Avainta’s collective agreement will be. That particular agreement will be concluded during the upcoming spring.

– From the bottom of my heart, I wish to thank all JHL members who stopped the weakening of the terms and conditions of employment with an industrial action, JHL President Päivi Niemi-Laine states.

Because an agreement has been reached on Arkea’s terms and conditions of employment, the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL will end its strike against the company. JHL opposed Arkea’s collective agreement shopping with a long strike that started on Wednesday 17 November. The strike will end on 1 December at 4 pm.

More information
JHL President Päivi Niemi-Laine, 040 702 4772