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.