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Talks on collective agreement for the press achieve outcome

The UJF and Finnmedia have reached a negotiated result in their talks the collective bargaining agreement for the press.

Under the agreement, holidays for journalists will remain unchanged (the Christmas holiday will be reinstated), the extra hours of the Competitive Pact will be withdrawn, and pay increases will be in line with the general income policy level of 3.3% (for 28 months). The employer will be entitled to arrange for 7.5 hours of paid training a year on top to the current working times.

The agreement will only come into force once the it has been approved by the respective decision-making bodies of of the Journalists’ Union and the Finnmedia. The UJF Council will be convened next week. Once the negotiated result has been approved, we will provide further information on the details of the collective agreement.