Workers are not forced to join a union in a particular workplace. Nevertheless, most sectors of the economy are subject to a collective agreement with an average trade union organization of 70%. An agreement does not prohibit higher wages and better benefits, but sets a legal minimum, similar to a minimum wage. In addition, often, but not always, a national agreement on income policy is reached that includes all trade unions, employers` associations and the Finnish government.  Note: Further discussions are planned with representatives of the dairy, snow, hospitality and meat industries on their tariff proposals […].