|Dispute at teleoperator
TU (03.02.2010) TU and the employer association TIKLI
have agreed upon a resolution that will immediately bring an end to the strikes and the
On Sunday, TU and the Employers' Association TIKLI were able to find common ground in the
dispute at the teleoperator DNA. The parties have agreed not to publish the content of the
The dispute concerned DNA's plan to terminate its personnel programme that had been in
place since 2007. The programme has given, in the event of DNA (or part of it) being sold
to a new owner, job security and for those who would be given notice compensation of half a year's pay. In addition, the programme has included an
agreement on subcontracting.
TU and DNA disagreed also on what collective agreement should be applied to salaried
employees at DNA. According to TU the company wanted to apply, for part of the salaried
employees, a collective agreement that was, for the employer, cheaper than the agreement signed with TU.
To put pressure on the employer side some one thousand DNA salaried employees began a
strike on December 10. It covered customer services, trouble shooting, DNA shops and
several other DNA functions. The following day, about 400 salaried employees of
GoExcellent, a DNA subcontractor, began a support strike. On December 16, about 60
salaried employees of Eniro Sentraali, another DNA subcontractor, joined the support
On December 18, TU announced a blockade of DNA.
The new agreement between TU and TIKLI means an immediate end to all this industrial
action. All employees are due to return to work no later than Thursday February 4.