UPM continues to aim for company-specific collective bargaining with the Paper Workers’ Union, but is also preparing to organize the working conditions of the companies concerned without collective agreements
UPM continues to aim for company-specific collective bargaining with the
The collective agreements in force between
“To ensure business continuity and payroll, we will prepare to organize working conditions after the start of the year in accordance with labor law, UPM practices and personal employment contracts. With company-specific collective bargaining, we can offer better terms for everyone than without a deal. Enter into negotiations with the
An important topic in negotiations would be employee representation. Union-affiliated shop stewards have a key role to play in developing operations and building a culture of constructive cooperation. UPM has an extensive system of employee representation in all of its activities and considers this to be an important goal for the future as well.
The working conditions communicated during this week allow operations to continue after the start of the year, but do not represent specific company objectives for negotiations. Companies will not state their targets until after negotiations have started.
Operating without a collective labor agreement will have implications, for example, on the working time system of factories, the salary structure and the possibility of recording union dues. Under the current collective agreement with the
UPM benefits ensure safety in various life situations and include elements of compensation and skills development. The benefits exceed the standards set by law and collective agreements in many ways, and they apply to all staff in the workplace.
Since the spring, UPM’s companies have sought to conclude company-specific collective bargaining with the
For UPM, it is important to involve more people in the negotiations than before. In addition to union representatives, company management and local employee representatives would also be involved, bringing the much needed understanding of business and day-to-day work in factories to the discussions.
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