Olkiluoto nuclear site strike averted

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Finnish Construction Union said Tuesday it had withdrawn a strike notice affecting the entire Olkiluoto nuclear power station site after a day of talks with Rimec, one of the subcontractors at the site.

Kyösti Suokas, a chair of the union, said late on Tuesday that Rimec had convinced the union that the company had forwarded withheld wages to the state as tax and social security contributions.

Representatives from Bouygues, the main contractor of the power station, also attended the talks.

The strike had been scheduled to commence on Wednesday.

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