EPSU Executive Committee supports Finnish affiliates’ industrial action in local government and health

4-5 May EPSU Executive Committee sends solidarity greetings to its affiliates JHL, Jyty, SuPer and Tehy
4-5 May EPSU Executive Committee sends solidarity greetings to its affiliates JHL, Jyty, SuPer and Tehy

(6 May 2022) The EPSU Executive Committee, meeting in Brussels on 4-5 May, sends solidarity greetings to its affiliates JHL, Jyty, SuPer and Tehy for their industrial action to secure a decent pay increase-for workers across local government and health services. With surging inflation, it is unacceptable that the two-year settlement proposed by the mediator would mean a loss of purchasing power. It also clearly fails to recognise the value of local government and health staff and their vital contribution to maintaining services during the pandemic. 

The Executive Committee hopes that the industrial action continues to be strongly supported along with the demonstration in Helsinki on Friday 6 May where JHL and Jyty will be highlighting their strike. A victory in this dispute will be welcomed by EPSU affiliates across Europe, many of whom will be facing similarly tough negotiations in the coming months. 

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