Negotiations for a national labour market package begin
The Government has once again changed course with its confusing proposals for new labour market legislation. It is also asking the labour market parties to negotiate alternative solutions to the austerity measures put forward by the Government.
30,000 rally in Helsinki to defend trade union rights
A demonstration organised by the three trade union confederations brought 30,000 people to Helsinki in spite of heavy rain. The main message was to defend the unions' rights with regard to free collective bargaining.
Labour market organisations condemn racism
The Finnish employee and employer confederations condemn racism in all forms.
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.