15 Mar 2010

Finnish strikers return to work

Finnish transport workers agreed to end a strike that left commuters stranded and made it difficult for companies to transport goods from groceries to gas.
The walkout by 10,000 drivers ended after one day, when workers accepted a mediation proposal, the Transport Workers’ Union said.
The strike stopped bus services, heavy truck transport, garbage collection and fuel deliveries.
The drivers, whose collective agreement expired on Jan. 31, won pay increases of about 0.64 percent per year, payable in installments over two years, according to the  Confederation of Finnish Industries.

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