The conciliation led to no results on Thursday - the first lock-out actions will start on Friday
PAM and the employers’ organisation MaRa were negotiating at the National Conciliator’s Office Thursday. An understanding in the dispute has not been reached. This means, that the lock-out announced by the employer, will begin tomorrow Friday 8 December on the first locations in the ski centre and activity programme sector.
The conciliation will continue by the National Conciliator Minna Helle Monday 11 December at 12 pm. PAM President Ann Selin did not comment upon today's mediation, and the negotiating atmosphere.
"We can not at this moment reveal anything about the stage of the mediation, nor on its' content, as this is something both parties have agreed on", says Selin.
The lock-out affects the ski-centers Laplands Hotels and Ylläs-Ski tomorrow. Within the activity programme sector the lock-out affects the locations Laplands Safaris SL in Kemi and Laplands Safaris AC in Rovaniemi tomorrow.
Lock-out is a very rare form of industrial action, where the employer prevents workers from coming to work and workers' pay is cut off.
The employers’ organisation MaRa has announced that the lock-out applies to PAM members. The lock-out is not continuous, but it is ongoing two days in a row on specific locations. On every location the lock-out lasts two days, and it will continue also during Saturday and Sunday.
MaRa broke the ongoing collective bargaining round 14 November, when PAM would have wanted to continue negotiations.
MaRa stated as a reason, that they wish to negotiate the salary dispute at the National Conciliator's Office before the season starts, and referring to Christmas.