President of Finansforbundet demands “reasonable wage increases”
Although 2022 was marked by crisis, the President of Finansforbundet demands “a reasonable wage increase” for its members when a new collective agreement is negotiated next year.
When President of Finansforbundet Kent Petersen comes together with the employers in the upcoming collective agreement negotiations, he is bringing a demand for wage increases to the table.
“We will be negotiating in a situation that is unusually complicated. We are not blind to the uncertainty factors that characterise the state of the world right now, but we are also looking at a sector that is healthy and robust. These results were created by employees who are currently feeling the impact of inflation in their daily lives. This is why we naturally are also bringing a demand for reasonable wage increases to the table.
Continued solid earnings in the financial sector
While 2022 will go down in history as a year riddled with crises and conflict, Kent Petersen was recently able to note that earnings in the financial sector are still solid.
“Precisely because there is a very complex backdrop, both we and the companies also need to reach a reasonable and constructive agreement for the coming years. We will have to work hard to find a solution, but I believe we can”, says Kent Petersen.
He is looking forward to the upcoming collective bargaining negotiations, which he sees as a core task for a trade union. And even though he is bringing a demand for wage increases to the negotiating table, he also sees it as an opportunity to look at the working lives of the bank employees together with the employers.
“Collective agreements are obviously about wages but are also an opportunity to create new solutions together with the employers – such as when it comes to a better arrangement of our working lives”, says Kent Petersen.