Overseas shipping companies bringing freight in and out of Finland will have to alter their plans and maybe put them on hold until Finnish dock worker finish their negotiatons with the Finnish Port Operators Association. This is because the Finnish Transport workers union AKT has sent the word out to its members to prepare for strike action in order to get the negotiations over changes the freight carrier workers want to the agreement they have with the agency back on the rails and moving forward.
The strike will definitely bring freight carrier movements at the ports of Finland to a crashing halt and the it wouldn’t be surprising if the Finnish government stepped in to order the workers back to work, if the dispute goes on to long. After all the movement of freight into and out of Finland is essential to the health and welfare of the people and nation, so hopefully for both sides sakes they get to work and get this settled, soon.
The negotiations are suppose to continue once the mediator arrives onto the scene and it appears this person can’t arrive to soon, as far as the workers and people of Finland are concerned. Hopefully, the mediators arrival gets things back on track and the negotiations start up again.
If the mediator isn’t able to get things back on track and the negotations successful, then the strike could begin sometime around the 19th of February. This date is going to be important for firms that have to export or import freight into Finland and they’re surely looking at ways to take care of the work they have to do in some other way, just in case the strike does start.
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