Work on the collective agreement text progresses


The collective agreement for Finnish freelancers working for AV translation companies is under work.

The representatives for the translators and for SDI Media Helsinki and Pre-Text met on 20 September 2010 in order to go through the structure of the collective agreement.

The initial version of the text is based on the Yhtyneet agreement*, but the environment in which the translation companies function has been taken into account.

Work on the agreement text will continue on 3 November 2010.

When the text is finished, the negotiating parties will begin to discuss minimum fees and minimum wages.

Petri Savolainen, The Union of Journalists in Finland

*The Yhtyneet agreement is the current collective agreement of freelancers working for the Finnish
Broadcasting Company YLE and the commercial channel MTV3.