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A Break from Silence: The Central Chamber of Commerce Weighs in on Labor Market Dispute Between Romakkaniemi and Kokko

BySamantha Nguyen

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

On Monday, the board of the Central Chamber of Commerce released a statement addressing the labor market situation following a message from CEO Juho Romakkaniemi that caused controversy with the AKT union. This was an unusual move for the Central Chamber of Commerce, as they typically remain silent in labor market disputes.

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.

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

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