Negotiations on extension agreements will also take a few months, but while they are being negotiated, the old agreement will remain in force. The labour and employment legislation adopted by the Finnish Parliament lays the foundations for collective agreements. As the minimum wage is not defined in Finnish labour and employment legislation, workers` wages are based on collective agreements negotiated by trade unions. In Sweden, around 90% of employees are covered by collective agreements and 83% in the private sector (2017).   Collective agreements generally contain minimum wage provisions. . . .