Tehy Chair Disappointed by Employers' Talk on Pay Hikes

YLE, November 21, 2007 Jaana Laitinen-Pesola, the chair of the Union of
Health and Social Care Professionals (Tehy), said she's disappointed by
recent statements made by the Commission for Local Authority Employers
(KT). The employers' group claims that Tehy has overestimated upcoming
pay raises for its members. KT told YLE that the new agreement for Tehy
members initially offers nurses just five euros more per month than the
previous rejected contract. In an interview on Wednesday with YLE's
current events radio programme Ykkösaamu, Laitinen-Pesola said she
hopes KT would stick to the numbers discussed during contract
negotiations. She added that she is completely surprised and
disappointed by KT's comments. Laitinen-Pesola also said that during
talks, the employers' group was much more concerned about what other
organisations would think than finding a solution. |YLE| Uutiset © 2007