Achievements of the Finnish trade union movement

2016
  • Competitiveness Pact
  • Employee rights advisory service for immigrants
  • Reform of the Occupational Accidents, Injuries and Diseases Act
2015
  • Accord on pay rises for the third year of the pact for employment and growth
  • Non-Discrimination and Equality Acts reform
2014
  • Act on Financially-Supported Development on Professional Skills
  • Flexible care allowance
  • Reforms in unemployment benefit, e.g. reduction of employment condition from eight months to six months, cut in unemployment benefit waiting period from seven days to five days and EUR 300 protected element in adjusted unemployment benefit
2013
  • Pact for employment and growth
2012
  • Agreement concerning the extension of work careers                 
2011
  • Framework agreement                
2009
  • Expansion of training for unemployed               
2006
  • Contractors' Liability Act               
  • Leveling the family leave costs               
2005
  • Renewed Equality Act              
  • Renewed pension system              
  • Renewed Annual Leave Act              
2004
  • Renewing vocational rehabilitation             
2003
  • Improving unemployment security             
  • Renewed Safety Act             
2002
  • New Occupational Health Care Act            
2001
  • Renewed Employment Contracts Act            
1999
  • Renewing early retirement           
1998
  • Establishing Unemployment Insurance Fund           
1996
  • Childcare Act          
  • Improving the situation of the atypical employment relationships          
  • Conditions of employment for foreign employees          
  • Renewed Working Hours Act         
1995
  • Job-alteration leave         
  • Working Hours Act         
1991
  • Vocational education benefit         
  • Improving the situation of the atypical employment relationships         
  • Educational insurance         
  • Annual leave bank         
1989
  • Renewing Act on Unemployment Benefits        
1988
  • Expansion of Child home care allowance        
  • Flexitime       
1987
  • Prohibition of discrimination in recruitment        
  • Student allowance for adults        
1986
  • Equality Act       
1985
  • Home Care Allowance Act       
1984
  • Unemployment benefit combined to wage      
1980
  • Study Leave Act      
  • Parental leave and child care leave      
1978
  • Act on Codetermination in Companies    
  • Occupational Health Care Act    
1977
  • Winter holiday    
1976
  • Group life insurance    
1974
  • 7-months maternity leave    
1973
  • Renewing Annual Leave Act    
1972
  • Return-from-holiday pay    
1971
  • 4-weeks annual leave    
  • Minimum wage    
1968
  • First collective agreement   
  • Sickness Insurance Act   
1967
  • Annual leave pay agreement   
1966
  • Protection against dismissal   
1965
  • 40-hour and 5-days working week   
1961
  • Employment pension system   
1960
  • 18–24 days annual leave   
1959
  • 45-hours working week  
1958
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act  
1956
  • General strike 
  • Pay rise 
1948
  • Child benefit 
  • Accident Insurance Act 
1947
  • Collective bargaining system 
  • Shop steward system 
1946
  • 12–14 days annual leave 
  • Labour Court 
1939
  • 5-12 days annual leave 
1937
  • National Pension Act 
1922
  • Employment Contracts Act
  • 4-7 days annual leave
1917
  • Finland becomes independent
  • 8-hours working day
1907
  • SAK is established