Power plants in Vantaa, Espoo, Tampere, Naantali and Pietarsaari are participating in the strike. The electricity production of the power plants on strike will stop for one day because their turbines will be disconnected from the network. District heat production and distribution will continue throughout the industrial action.
JHL and other energy sector trade unions are organising a one-day political strike in several power plants on Thursday 14 December.
- Vantaan Energia: waste plant, Martinlaakso power plant, Järvenpää power plant
- Fortum: Combined heat & power plant (CHP plant) in Suomenoja
- Tampereen Energia: all places of business
- Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto: Power plant in Naantali
- Oy Alholmens Kraft Ab: Pietarsaari power plant
- Tampereen Vera Oy: all of the company’s places of business.
Members of Trade Union Pro, Finnish Electrical Workers´ Union, Union of Professional Engineers in Finland and Finnish Engineers’ Association (FEA) are also participating in the strikes. The industrial action applies to work shifts starting on Thursday 14 December 2023 at 12 am–11.59 pm. In addition, the unions are declaring a ban on overtime and shift swaps and a temporary transfer ban for 8–14 December 2023.
– Electricity production in the strike locations will stop for one day because the power plants’ turbines will be disconnected from the network. People will not have to freeze however, because district heat will be provided through the network also during the strike, JHL’s Bargaining Specialist Kari Lehtinen describes the impacts of the strike.
District heat and district cooling production and distribution, and necessary work tasks related to them, are ruled outside the industrial action. Furthermore, valid agreed stand-by arrangements and operational actions related to power distribution are ruled outside the strikes. They must be performed in order to protect people’s life, health or property.
The strikes are a part of central organisation SAK’s Serious Grounds campaign. The campaign opposes the Government’s unfair policy. The Government of Finland is planning to weaken social security and basic employee rights dramatically.
– There is no guarantee that the Government would be backing off from its unreasonably harsh social security cuts, and from bringing misery to working life. Thus, we’re forced to continue striking, JHL’s Interim President Håkan Ekström explains.
JHL’s Interim President Håkan Ekström 040 828 2865
Bargaining Specialist Kari Lehtinen (energy sector) 050 566 1567
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