Trade Union Pro accepted on Friday 28 October a new company-specific collective agreement between Pro and Stora Enso. The agreement will be in force for the period 28 months, starting from 1 January 2022 until the agreement term expires on 30 April 2024.
The agreement is the first company-specific collective agreement made by Trade Union Pro in paper industry. The negotiations took place this autumn and proceeded swiftly in good and constructive spirits.
- The company-specific collective agreement will provide a framework for local agreements in Stora Enso’s factories on increasing productivity, securing full employment, and building trust in cooperation, says Trade Union Pro’s President Jorma Malinen.
Salaries will have a 0.95 per cent general raise on 1 March 2022. In addition, an additional instalment of 0.95 per cent is reserved for personal salary raises, which are to be agreed locally. The amount of the raise is determined by the monthly salary paid in January 2022 to salaried employees covered by the agreement.
Similar pay raises will also take place in 2023. In 2024, salaries will be raised by a general raise of 0.45 per cent. Also, an additional instalment of 0.45 per cent is reserved for personal salary increases, which are to be agreed locally. The amount of the raise is determined by the monthly salary paid in December 2023 to salaried employees covered by the agreement.
The new agreement allows salaried employees to receive full pay for four months while on a maternity leave. If an employee adopts a child under 7 years old, they will be given a paid leave of four months, comparable to a maternity leave. An employee on a paternity leave will receive a full pay for the first 24 working days.
The new collective agreement does not include negative changes to the current terms and conditions of work.