Trade unions campaign for the European Parliament elections
Finnish trade union confederations have opened a joint office and launched a campaign to get citizens to vote in the elections for the European Parliament in May. The target group is in particular trade union members.
Trade unions defend genuine possibility for alternation leave
Serious disagreement over the future of the job alternation leave system continues. The Government and employers want stricter rules in place. But the trade unions remain strongly in favour of the existing system, says Joonas Rahkola from SAK.
Finns ready to criminalise wage dumping
Astonishingly perhaps, 82 per cent of Finnish adults are of the opinion, that wage dumping should be criminalised, and that employers who knowingly pay wages which are below the collective agreement minimum, should be convicted of a crime and punished.