Employers: Tehy Exaggerating Pay Raises

YLE, November 20, 2007 The Commission for Local Authority Employers
(KT) says that the Union of Health and Social Care Professionals (Tehy)
is overestimating the pay raises included in the nurses' contract
signed Monday. Tehy says the deal will bring its members pay hikes of
22-28 percent over the next four years. It had been seeking a raise of
24 percent over three years - nearly twice the raise agreed with other
municipal employees in September. Then a smaller nurses' union, SuPer,
accepted a two-year contract providing wage hikes of about 12 percent.
The employers' group estimates that Tehy members' wages will go up by
an average of 15.7 - 17.7 percent during the contract period. ... Employers