Proposed strike action could hit Porvoo refinery

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A proposed two-week strike action by Finnish labour unions could affect Neste's Porvoo oil refinery operations next week.
Finnish unions have for months protested against the right-wing government's plan to favour local work agreements over centralised bargains, limit political strikes, cut social welfare and make it easier to terminate work contracts, , Reuters reported.
Unions representing industrial, transportation and electrical workers on Wednesday said they would go on strike until March 25.
"The measures will target export and import operations at ports and the railway system," Finland's largest trade union association SAK said in a statement.
Neste said the conflict would force it to stop production at the Porvoo refinery a few days after the strike starts.
"This is due to raw material transportation being cut off and product storages filling up," Neste said in an emailed statement.
The refinery's output was also hit in January following two days of strike action.

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