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Chamber of Commerce Breaks Silence on Labor Market Dispute: Emphasizing Statutory Rights and the Need for Respectful Dialogue

Central Chamber of Commerce board responds to CEO’s social media feud with AKT

Chamber of Commerce Breaks Silence on Labor Market Dispute: Emphasizing Statutory Rights and the Need for Respectful Dialogue

On Monday, the Central Chamber of Commerce made a rare statement on the labor market situation following a message from CEO Juho Romakkaniemi that angered the AKT. The organization, usually quiet in labor market disputes, commented on the crisis-ridden situation after the dispute between Romakkaniemi and Ismo Kokko, chairman of the AKT union.

The controversy began when Romakkaniemi urged SAK members to resign from their union and join the General Unemployment Fund in a message. This led to a response from Kokko, stating that the union would end its banking relationship with the OP group, where Romakkaniemi serves as CEO. While no official decision had been made on the termination of cooperation, tensions continued to rise between the parties.

In response, the Central Chamber of Commerce board emphasized the importance of respecting the statutory right and freedom of every employee to organize or not as they wish. The organization highlighted the need to maintain a culture of agreement in the future and expressed concern over

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