Finnish Transport Workers’ Union, Auto-ja Kjetusala Työntekijäliitto (AKT), commenced its strike action on Wednesday impacting all ports and terminals in the country.
The negotiations and discussions between the union and employer organisations about a new collective bargaining agreement were not successful and, therefore, the settlement proposals that mediator Leo Suomaa gave to the union were rejected.
The parties will continue the negotiations later this week.
The strike that started on Wednesday morning will last until further notice with all vessel operations in Finland’s ports, gate moves and handling of containers within terminals having been suspended until further notice.
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