Industrial Union stages industrial action to oppose Government policies – walkouts in Central Finland and Vaasa

The Industrial Union will continue short-term one-hour walkouts on Wednesday 4 October at 23 workplaces in the constituencies of Southwest Finland and Satakunta.

The walkouts are staged in protest by the Industrial Union’s members against the actions planned by the Government. The measures affecting working life included in the Government Programme all target one specific group: employees. The Industrial Union’s action is part of SAK’s joint Serious grounds campaign, which aims to defend workers against the Government’s unilateral plans to cut and erode employees’ rights. Read more about the reasons why we are staging political industrial action.

The workplaces participating in the walkouts are Harvia Finland Oy Muurame, Meconet Oy Hirvaskangas, Metsä Wood conifer and birch Suolahti – Metsäliitto Cooperative, Metsä Wood veneer factory Äänekoski – Metsäliitto Cooperative, Patria Aerostructures Oy Halli, Patria Aviation Oy Halli, Patria Aviation Oy – Systems, Patria Aviation Oy Aircraft Tikkakoski, Patricomp Oy Halli, Reka Kaapeli Oy Keuruu, Valmet Technologies Oy Rautpohja, Valtra Oy Ab Suolahti, Velha Oy Muurame, ABB Oy IEC LV Motors Vaasa, ABB Oy – Smart Power Vaasa, Alavus Ikkunat Oy Alavus, Fortaco Ostrobothnia Oy Kurikka, JTK Power Oy Vöyri, JTK Power Oy Isokyrö, OSTP Finland Oy Ab Pietarsaari, Rani Plast Oy Ab Teerijärvi and Nordec Oy Seinäjoki.

The walkouts do not apply to emergency work or to work that is necessary for the protection of life and health. The Industrial Union observes a four-day notice period for walkouts.

More detailed information about the workplaces participating in the walkouts can be found here.

The Industrial Union will announce further information about planned walkouts on Sunday tomorrow, 1 October.

Additional information: Riku Aalto, Chairperson (interviews), tel. +358 (0)400 711 072. Mika Häkkinen, Organising Coordinator (Inquiries related to industrial action and shop stewards), telephone +358 (0)40 652 8722.