Continuous negotiation culture 

The good negotiation culture of the chemical industry is the result of close and long-term cooperation. The negotiation relationships are strengthened through continuous dialogue.

The role of continuous negotiation becomes particularly central for instance in the discussion of ways of renewing collective agreements. Local agreements also mean continuous cooperation between the employers’ and the employees’ representatives and local competence development.

Experience shows that local agreements have been more successful in companies where negotiations have been prepared for in advance. The more openly matters are dealt with, the more natural it becomes to trust each other.