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Strike in the Construction Industry Begins on Thursday – Employers Get Ready for Significant Losses

Strike in the Construction Industry Begins on Thursday – Employers Get Ready for Significant Losses
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Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Seven companies working with concrete will go on strike today because of a dispute over wages.

According to the Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT, the strike will cost about 30 million euros per day. Furthermore, the strike will delay timetables, and some construction sites may stop.

The strike affects the following companies: Betonimestarit Oy, Betset Oy, Parma Oy, Rajaville Oy, Parmarail Oy Ab, Rudus Oy and Ruskon Betoni Oy.

National Conciliator Minna Helle said in a bulletin that it will not be possible to settle the labor dispute before the industrial action in the construction product industry starts on Thursday. The parties will, however, continue the negotiations during the day.

While the strike affects the construction product industry only, the dispute, in fact, concerns the collective agreement for the construction sector.

If the dispute is not settled, further strikes will follow on April 23-24 and May 3-4 and May 7-8.

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