The Industrial Union launches new political industrial action – one-day strikes in Southeast Finland

The Industrial Union is continuing its one-day strikes at 11 workplaces in the electoral district of Southeast Finland on Thursday 16 November.

The strikes are in protest of the Government’s actions. The Government Programme’s impairments to working life primarily 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 one-sided plans to impose cuts and weaken workers’ rights. Read more about our reasons for resorting to political industrial action here.

The workplaces participating in the strikes are Ahlstrom Glassfibre – Kotka, Carpenter Engineered Foams – Kouvola, Fin-Terpuu UPM-Kymmene – Kaukaan saha Lappeenranta, Kuomiokoski – Mäntyharju, Kuomiokoski – Ristiina, KWC Nordics Oy – Pieksämäki, Lindström – Luumäki, Metso Outotec Finland – Lappeenranta, Mölnlycke Health Care – Mikkeli, Patria Aviation Oy – Helicopters Utti and UPM-Kymmene – Kaukaan saha Lappeenranta.

The strikes do not extend to emergency work or to work that is necessary for the protection of life and health. One-day strikes organised by the Industrial Union observe a five-day notice period.

More information about the workplaces that are taking part in the strikes can be found here.