The Finnish Transport Workers’ Union (AKT) ended their two-week stevedores’ strike. The union made the announcement shortly before 8pm on March 2nd.
As Ismo Kokko, the chairperson of the union said on Helsingin Sanomat, the AKT board unanimously accepted the deal where there will be salary increases of 6.3 percent over the two-year contract period. On top of this, there will be a so-called “delayed instalment” amounting to 1,100 euros per worker. However, the stevedores won’t be returning to work before Saturday March 3rd.
There’s a couple of things that may be important for the sector but that aren’t generally too interesting. Mostly we’re talking about pay.
…said Ismo Kokko.
The strike, had practically prevented cargo ship loading and unloading at ports across Finland since February 15th.
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