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Finnish port workers strike over wages, 2010

Time period
21 January, 2010 to 19 March, 2010
Economic Justice
Total points
7 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Alex Frye, 14/3/2011

In 2009, thirty-three stevedores were dismissed from their jobs in various ports throughout Finland, and by January of 2010, they still had not received sufficient compensation as reported by the Transport Worker’s Union (AKT). At the beginning of the month, the union began talks with the national employers to come to an agreement about severance pay and other issues such as wage increase and regulatory job protections; however, by mid-month the negotiations had slowed down to a near halt. The union threatened a 24-hour strike. On 21 January, they carried through on their promise.