Finland’s Port Strike Enters Third Week with More Strikes Planned

Finland is facing the prospects of widening labor strikes as the work stoppage in the ports is set to begin its third week on Wednesday. Dockworkers and port employees walked off their jobs on February 15 demanding wage increases that kept pace with inflation as well as work rule changes.

Reports indicate that AKT, Finland’s Transport Workers’ Union, has rejected two offers from the Finnish Port Operators’ Association citing insufficient pay raises. Finnish media suggests that the union is seeking raises commensurate with those achieved in Germany during the 2022 strikes.