In order for the match between the government and the labor movement to be resolved in a sensible way, employer associations should also come from the stands to the field to consider a solution to the situation. Employers should also be concerned. As much as we talk about the importance of local negotiations, for example, current developments will not in any way promote what is the basis of local bargaining, namely trust between the parties.
It can already be predicted that the labor market situation and legal changes will affect the collective agreement negotiations that will begin in the autumn in one way or another. The technology industry agreements will be the first to end at the end of November, so the negotiation tables will be sat down in earnest in September-October. The atmosphere may be tense, and what the government has weakened in the position of salary earners will likely be found as our goal at the collective negotiations table.
TEK’s Labour Market Director and YTN’s Vice Chairman