Supreme Court: A court cannot prevent a strike
Employers cannot stop potential strikes by demanding that district courts impose conditional fines on unions when the collective agreement is valid. The Supreme Court made this decision in the case of a planned strike at the national flag carrier Finnair.
The Competitiveness Pact in brief
The Competitiveness Pact would increase annual employee working time by 24 hours. There would be no wage increases next year, liability for some employer contributions would be transferred to the employee, and the holiday bonuses of public sector employees would be temporarily reduced.
Government wants to make short time employment easier
The Finnish Government is planning to reduce protection against precarious employment. Trade union confederations are afraid this will lead to an even further weakening of the position of women and young people in the labour market.
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.