re-employs the electricians it sacked arbitrarily
Helsinki (07.12.2011 - Juhani Artto) The Electrical Workers' Union announced
on Friday that it has settled the dispute concerning the arbitrary sacking
of dozens of organized Polish electricians at the Olkiluoto nuclear power
plant construction site. The Polish company Elektrobudowa SA has committed
itself to re-employing all of the electricians it sacked in mid-November.
However, their jobs will not be in Finland but in Poland. Their status will
improve nonetheless, as they will now have permanent employment relations as
opposed to the
temporary arrangement they had in Finland.
The company also committed itself to abiding by Finnish labour market
if in the future it decides to cut jobs at Olkiluoto. In the event of
company will not be allowed to replace the sacked employees with new
employees, use agency labour as replacements or subcontract out the work.
The settlement does not concern the dispute on unpaid wages, overtime
compensation and holiday pay.