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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

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

Immigrants working in the cleaning sector in the Tampere region have difficulties in understanding their employment contracts and employment conditions. These problems have come to light in PAM’s customer service, in employee interviews and in information received from shop stewards. Among other issues, employees find it difficult to check their... »

News - 24.05.2017 klo 10.48

PAM Council: Objective of collective bargaining round is higher pay!

PAM Council: Objective of collective bargaining round is higher pay!

The Council of Service Union United PAM says that in the upcoming collective bargaining round PAM is seeking outcomes that can compensate service sector workers for the painful effects of the competitiveness pact. »

News - 04.05.2017 klo 12.36

PAM’s Ylitalo: Finland must invest in skills and improved working life quality

PAM’s Ylitalo: Finland must invest in skills and improved working life quality

Jaana Ylitalo, Collective Bargaining Director at Service Union United PAM, is concerned about Finland’s future. In a changing and increasingly technological world, one of the biggest threats is a situation where the skilled labour needed to perform demanding work tasks is not available. »

News - 15.03.2017 klo 08.00

EK’s local agreement objectives not acceptable to PAM’s Executive Committee

EK’s local agreement objectives not acceptable to PAM’s Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of Service Union United PAM considers that Veli-Matti Mattila, Chairman of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), made insulting remarks belittling the sacrifices made by workers for companies’ competitiveness. PAM expects EK to think more of common interests and to create a basis for agreement. »

News - 07.03.2017 klo 09.00

PAM report: The retail sector can afford to pay wages – society is picking up the bill for their employees’ incomes

PAM report: The retail sector can afford to pay wages – society is picking up the bill for their employees’ incomes

A report by Service Union United PAM reveals that the retail sector is getting its employees’ livelihoods paid for by society. Employees in the retail sector are underpaid, and their incomes are topped up with social subsidies funded from tax revenue to the tune of 30 million euros each year. »

News - 15.02.2017 klo 16.29

Decision by EK ignites labour market war

Decision by EK ignites labour market war

Ann Selin, President of Service Union United PAM, is appalled by the decision of the Board of Directors of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) to terminate all agreements with central organizations. Selin considers the decision to be an irresponsible attempt to scrap the entire Finnish contractual culture. Indeed Selin wonders whether all... »

PAM Magazine News - 23.12.2016 klo 11.00

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PAM Magazine News - 02.12.2016 klo 08.59

Not many can get by on zero-hours contracts

Not many can get by on zero-hours contracts

The citizens’ initiative demanding a ban on zero-hours employment contracts has not progressed since the end of September. According to a PAM Magazine survey, only one fifth of those working on zero-hours contracts earn enough to make ends meet. »

News - 23.11.2016 klo 12.03

PAM Council Resolution of 23 November 2016: Giving visibility to modern forms of work

PAM Council Resolution of 23 November 2016: Giving visibility to modern forms of work

The Competitiveness Pact signed in the spring is currently being applied locally, but it is really difficult to reach an understanding at workplaces and in different sectors. »

News - 04.11.2016 klo 11.42

Improving labour laws reduces the need for industrial action

Improving labour laws reduces the need for industrial action

The right to industrial action is one of the fundamental rights for workers. When discussing unlawful strikes, it’s worth bearing in mind that opportunities for employees to demonstrate their opinions are almost non-existent in Finland while collective agreements are in effect. For instance, staging a walkout in response to an employer’s unlawful... »

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