Finland paper workers strike

Hundreds of Finnish workers have started a two week strike at selected paper making plants aimed at speeding stalled wage talks. The trade union says the walkouts began in the first week of April 2011 and include some 1,000 members. They are expected to cause plant closures, mostly at UPM- Kymmene Corp.'s factories.

Hundreds of Finnish workers have started a two week strike at selected paper making plants aimed at speeding stalled wage talks. The trade union says the walkouts began in the first week of April 2011 and include some 1,000 members. They are expected to cause plant closures, mostly at UPM- Kymmene Corp.'s factories. The world's largest magazine paper maker says the strikes by office workers would affect most of its operations and could cause millions of Euros of loss. Workers are demanding pay rises and better working conditions.

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