The Summer Job Helpline provides young people with advice
The Summer Job Helpline, provided jointly by the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK) and Akava, offers young people advice on matters related to summer employment.
Now you can test your working conditions online
SAK has published an online test of working conditions. The research-based Good Job Barometer enables anyone to test the quality of their working conditions and compare them with the experiences of more than 1,200 other employees in Finland.
European Court of Justice allows agency work restrictions
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the use of agency workers may be restricted by collective agreement. SAK lawyer Jari Hellsten stresses that the ruling will have ramifications throughout Europe.
Finnish pay dispute settlement affects the whole of Europe
In a landmark preliminary ruling the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has insisted that an employee assigned from another European Union country must be paid according to the Finnish collective agreement when working in Finland.
Negotiations on reforms of bargaining system fails
Negotiations to reform the labour market bargaining system broke down after more than one year of work. The trade unions say the reason for this was the employers’ determination to focus solely on the issue of raising fines imposed for illegal strikes in spite of the many other issues on the table.