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News - 15.02.2017 klo 16.29

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 EK member associations unanimously back the decision. »

News - 03.02.2017 klo 12.47

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. »

News - 30.01.2017 klo 16.03

Safety of customers and staff must be guaranteed in the restaurant sector

‘PAM supports relaxation of regulation in the restaurant sector as part of the comprehensive reform of alcohol legislation, but it must not compromise safety and security,’ says Miia Järvi, PAM’s Industrial Policy Specialist. »

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

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

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 actions is almost always considered to be a breach of agreement and a so-called unlawful strike. »

News - 28.09.2016 klo 14.24

Finns march against racism and violent extreme right

The Finnish trade union movement backed demonstration against racism and violent right-wing extremism received widespread support. The demonstration in Helsinki at the end of September saw more than 15 000 people come together to make their feelings felt. »

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