UPM strike ends, FLAG ‘thinks ahead’ and more

For the second consecutive week, L&NW readers sought more information on the recent end of the UPM strike in Finland. The strike affected UPM Pulp, UPM Communication Papers, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Raflatac and UPM Biofuels units in Finland.

UPM will resume deliveries to customers as soon as possible.

“During the negotiations, many aspects of the contracts were considered from a completely new point of view. The process was long but, in the end, we were able to agree on employment conditions that take into account the needs and specificities of our professions. The new conditions improve the productivity and competitiveness of companies and factories and also ensure good conditions for employees,” says Jyrki Hollmén, Vice President, Labor Markets at UPM.

Meanwhile, a record number of members and supplier partners arrived at the 10th Annual In-Person FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group) Member Meeting in Bloomington, MN, USA. From April 19-21, 2022, nearly 110 attendees from 67 different companies took part in educational sessions, networked and participated in the site visit at the nearby Lofton Label.

“This event allows our members and vendor partners to work on their business, not their business, with a focus on the future,” explained JC McKay, Vice President of Business Development for FLAG.

Here are the most viewed news articles for the week ending April 29:

1. UPM and paperworkers union reach agreement and end strike
2. ‘Thinks Forward’ FLAG at the annual meeting in Minnesota
3. Multi-Color launches MCC Label Direct
4. Konica Minolta announces the installation of the 1,000th AccurioLabel series
5. DWS Printing & Packaging excels with MPS EF Symjet ‘powered by Domino’


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