UPM Timber and the Finnish Industrial Union have signed a business-specific collective agreement concerning UPM’s sawmill business. The new agreement is valid for three years starting 1 January 2022.
Negotiations started in May and the agreement was reached well before the end of the current contract period. UPM Timber’s business management, sawmill directors, employee representatives of each sawmill and representatives of the Industrial Union were involved in the negotiations. In this way, the discussions provided diverse points of view and also made it possible to better take into account the wishes of the personnel as well as the special features of UPM’s sawmill business.
“I warmly welcome the new agreement that allows us to develop our business well into the future. I’m also very pleased with how the agreement was reached. Although the discussions were at times difficult, we were able to find solutions together, and here the role of our employee representatives was crucial. I would therefore like to express my warm thanks to them and to all our employees for their patience during this long process. At the same time, I am glad that the agreement also includes one-off elements that allow us to thank our personnel for their good work in this very special year for the sawmill business, above and beyond our normal yearly incentives,” says Antti Koulumies, head of UPM Timber.
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