Pulp and Paper
- 04 Aug 2006
Finland: Strikes in pulp and paper sector over proposed job cuts
In May 2006, the Finnish Paper Workers’ Union held a two-day strike in response to proposed job cuts in the pulp and paper sector. The two-day protest by factory workers was followed by a further strike by office workers in the sector, organised by the Union of Salaried Employees. Both unions have stated that they are taking a tougher line on redundancies than in the past. The decision to call for strike action came as a surprise to the Finnish Forest Industries Federation, which denounced it as an illegal strike.
- 02 May 2006
Finland: Huge job losses expected in paper sector
On 8 March, the pulp and paper manufacturer UPM announced a large-scale restructuring programme, which is to lead to the reduction of over 10% of its workforce. Nearly 3,000 of these job losses will be in Finland. The substantial job cuts are motivated by the overproduction of paper.