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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... »

News - 03.02.2017 klo 12.47

Katja Lehto-Komulainen of ETUC: Workers´ voice must be heard in Europe

Katja Lehto-Komulainen of ETUC: Workers´ voice must be heard in Europe

"Trade Unions in Europe represent the workers´ voice that must be heard", says Katja Lehto-Komulainen, the new Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation ETUC. »

PAM Magazine News - 23.12.2016 klo 11.00

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News - 01.12.2016 klo 15.02

Public holidays in December 2016

Public holidays in December 2016

Here you can check the effects on working hours and compensation of December public holidays within the commercial sector, property services, and hotel, restaurant and leisure services, etc. »

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... »

News - 28.06.2016 klo 09.27

Here’s how the competitiveness contract changes your terms of employment

Here’s how the competitiveness contract changes your terms of employment

A new annual leave system for the commerce sector, encouragement to introduce self-notification of sick leave and a long stretch without pay rises – these are just a few of the changes brought about by the competitiveness contract for PAM members. »

News - 09.06.2016 klo 13.51

New SAK President Jarkko Eloranta: Fragmenting forms of work demand modern trade union movement approach

New SAK President Jarkko Eloranta: Fragmenting forms of work demand modern trade union movement approach

People working in new forms of work tend to be undetectable when it comes to the trade union radar, says Jarkko Eloranta, the newly elected President of SAK, the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions. Unions must be able to identify these people and reach out to them. In short, get them on board and improve their situation, he stressed. »

News - 30.05.2016 klo 09.07

Home stretch of the national collective agreement round

Home stretch of the national collective agreement round

These are the last days for negotiations on the new collective agreements under the umbrella of the national labour market pact. The dead-line on how to add 24 more annual working hours to some 300 collective agreements is June 1. »

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