A catalogue of Orpo-Purra Government cuts 

Changes that the Government is already preparing are shown in bold below. The Government aims to implement these within a year. Click on the links below for more details.

Erosion of working conditions

  • There will be no pay for the first day of sick leave
  • "Relevant grounds" will alone suffice for dismissing an employee
  • Workplaces with no shop steward will be allowed to agree local employment conditions that fall below the statutory standard
  • Special grounds will only be required for temporary employment when the job lasts for longer than one year
  • Reduced powers of the national conciliator will make it harder to settle industrial disputes
  • A shorter notice period will be required for temporary layoffs
  • Businesses with fewer than 50 employees will have no duty to re-engage redundant workers when operations recover

Restrictions on the right to strike

Cuts in social welfare

Download and print the catalogue of cuts in English, Finnish and Swedish

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