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Chamber of Commerce Breaks Silence in Labor Dispute, Urges Respect for Employee Rights

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Response from Central Chamber of Commerce Board to CEO and AKT Social Media Dispute.

The Central Chamber of Commerce issued a statement on Monday in response to a message from CEO Juho Romakkaniemi, which caused controversy with the AKT union. This was an unusual move for the organization, as they typically remain silent in labor market disputes. The statement addressed the crisis-ridden labor market situation following Romakkaniemi’s message that had caused controversy with the AKT union.

The disagreement began when Romakkaniemi urged SAK members to resign from their union and join the General Unemployment Fund instead. This message sparked a reaction from Ismo Kokko of the AKT union, who announced the termination of banking cooperation with the OP Group, where Romakkaniemi is connected as the CEO. Kokko suggested that Romakkaniemi was being instructed by Timo Ritakallio, the CEO of the OP Group and chairman of the Central Chamber of Commerce.

The Central Chamber of Commerce’s board emphasized the importance of respecting the statutory rights and freedoms of employees to decide whether or not to join unions. They also stressed the need for a culture of agreement in the future. The statement did not directly address the social media dispute between Romakkaniemi and Kokko, but indicated a desire to move labor disputes forward in a way that is constructive for the Finnish economy.

Ritakallio commented on the situation, highlighting

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