Finnish food industry talks fail, lockout and strike ahead

  • 2010-04-27
  • Helsinki Times

The Finnish Food Workers' Union (SEL) on Monday rejected a settlement proposal in its labour agreement talks, meaning that food industry lockouts were expected to begin at 6 pm on Monday.

The lockout declared by the Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation (ETL) is scheduled to last two days, and is to affect 235 places of business.

Food workers are threatening to go on a five-day strike starting on 5 May. This strike is expected to affect 83 production units and almost 12,000 workers.

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