News - 16.10.2017 klo 12.42

Positive Labour Court decision for PAM: Maximum trial period for workers employed on a permanent contract in the facilities services sector may be no longer than four months

Positive Labour Court decision for PAM: Maximum trial period for workers employed on a permanent contract in the facilities services sector may be no longer than four months

Service Union United PAM has won a dispute relating to the Collective Agreement for the Facilities Services Sector at the Labour Court. The disagreement was about the duration of the trial period in terms of a worker hired for a permanent employment relationship. The Labour Court confirmed that the trial period for workers employed on a permanent... Read more →

Article - 16.10.2017 klo 12.35

Service sectors must close pay gaps

Service sectors must close pay gaps

PAM is getting ready to negotiate collective agreements with its counterpart employer organisations. In the opinion of Kimmo Nikula, the Union’s Collective Bargaining Manager, pay gaps need to be closed during this bargaining round. Read more →

News - 29.09.2017 klo 13.09

PAM President Ann Selin: Bargaining stems from trust

PAM President Ann Selin: Bargaining stems from trust

Ann Selin, President of Service Union United PAM, outlined PAM’s objectives for the upcoming collective agreement negotiations. She considers that the starting point for negotiations is to achieve an atmosphere of trust. Read more →

News - 04.09.2017 klo 09.53

PAM study: Children of sales assistants are suffering

PAM study: Children of sales assistants are suffering

A study by Service Union United PAM reveals that the liberalisation of shop opening hours has led to sales assistants spending less time with their children. The experiences of families show that municipal child care services do not always keep up with developments in working life. Read more →

Article - 04.09.2017 klo 09.50

No to alcopops! – PAM’s Katri Jakosuo sums up the pros and cons of the reform of the Alcohol Act

No to alcopops! – PAM’s Katri Jakosuo sums up the pros and cons of the reform of the Alcohol Act

The revision of the Alcohol Act divides opinions. The union’s industrial policy expert Katri Jakosuo stresses that the revision should not undermine the occupational safety of shop sales assistants. Moving alcohol consumption from the home to restaurants is welcome. Read more →

News - 04.09.2017 klo 09.47

PAM’s Ylitalo: Labour market should support integration and provide opportunities for people to get involved in society

PAM’s Ylitalo: Labour market should support integration and provide opportunities for people to get involved in society

Jaana Ylitalo, Collective Bargaining Director at Service Union United PAM, stresses that a proper and legally functioning labour market has a big role in integrating persons with an immigrant background. Ylitalo would like to see more resources being put in to improve guidance and advisory services for immigrants and a concerted approach by the... Read more →

Article - 01.09.2017 klo 13.08

If you have any pay claims, here’s what to do Read more →

News - 01.09.2017 klo 12.08

Opi suomea - learn finnish fall course – application has started! Read more →

News - 22.08.2017 klo 15.27

SAK wants to improve the position of those with zero-hour contracts Read more →

News - 06.06.2017 klo 13.30

Disadvantages faced by immigrants in working life – difficult to check employment contract and wage slip due to language barrier Read more →