PAM announces solidarity industrial action due to the postal services strike
PAM's Executive Committee has decided to take industrial action in support of PAU's collective bargaining process in the ongoing postal strike.
The Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU strike in the postal service company Posti began on Monday 11 November. In solidarity, PAM will stop handling of parcels and letters from 25 November at 00.00 until 8 December at midnight in some 750 Post-in-Shop services. These are located among others in grocery stores, cafes and service stations.
"PAM does not accept employer attempts to weaken the terms of employment for those working at Posti. We see it as vitally important that terms of employment and business are developed jointly. Finland's success is not built on a sustainable foundation if it is done by degrading the earnings of low-paid workers. That is why we give our full support to PAU. At the same time, we regret any inconvenience that the measures may cause customers", says PAM President Annika Rönni-Sällinen.
PAU has also announced that its strike is expanding from 25 November and it will affect mail delivery, handling and transportation as well as clerical and store tasks. This strike will end on Sunday, December 8th.
Many unions have announced that they support the collective bargaining process in the ongoing postal strike. The ban on processing proclaimed by PAM is a legitimate industrial action. Read more about the ban here in Finnish.