Politics - 06.05.2020 klo 18.21
Government proposes support to ease restaurant industry crisis
PM Marin’s Government issued a statement on a model of support for restaurants on 6 May. All restaurants were shut down by a Government decree in the beginning of April. PAM hopes that this support model will be enough to maintain jobs and companies in the restaurant industry.
Politics - 02.04.2020 klo 14.59
PAM’s Rönni-Sällinen: Part-time employees may be in a worse position in unemployment
According to Service Union United PAM, the proposed amendments to the Unemployment Security Act should treat everyone equally. At the moment, part-time employees who are not temporarily laid off are in a difficult position. Their maximum period of payment for the earnings-related unemployment allowance is running out at the same time as they will...
Politics - 20.03.2020 klo 16.21
Unemployment security improved, layoffs facilitated
The government’s package of measures includes shortening the work requirement and the possibility to lay off temporary employees. The package is designed to safeguard people’s incomes and companies’ liquidity in the situation caused by coronavirus.
Politics - 05.07.2019 klo 13.02
The long and winding road of the failed activation model comes to an end
The activation model for unemployed people is to be scrapped, the Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen (Left Alliance) said on 3 July. She estimates that due to the time needed for the necessary legal changes in Parliament it will be the beginning of the next year before the activation model is confined to history.
Politics - 04.06.2019 klo 15.17
New government programme promises cooperation instead of confrontation in the labour market
The incoming Finnish Government is committed to making almost a full U-turn on labour market issues in comparison with the line taken by the outgoing Government.
Politics - 02.01.2019 klo 09.30
If unemployed persons do little jobs, from April they will only affect allowances when the wages have been paid
Some changes to unemployment security, minimum retirement age goes up, unemployment insurance contributions go down and employees’ pension contributions go up. These are all changes coming in next year.
Politics - 23.10.2018 klo 18.45
Executive Committee of Service Union United PAM decided on further political strikes
The Executive Committee of Service Union United PAM visited Prime Minister Juha Sipilä in his residence Kesäranta on Tuesday. PAM's objective for the meeting was to influence Finland’s Government so that it would not go on with the plans to weaken employees’ protection against unilateral termination in small companies. PAM’s Executive Committee...
Politics - 28.09.2018 klo 16.03
General instructions for overtime ban
An overtime ban affecting almost all PAM members is in force from 3 October until 23 October.
Politics - 24.09.2018 klo 08.43
Government’s proposal would introduce different rules for similar stores
Two stores located side by side on the same street, different legislation. This will be one of the consequences if the government’s proposal on a new dismissal act is approved. PAM’s expert questions the proposal which would make companies and their employees more unequal.
Politics - 18.09.2018 klo 09.00
Making dismissal easier in small companies would be a risk: Already many disputes
The Finnish government plans to make it easier to dismiss workers for personal reasons in companies with less than 20 people. PAM’s statistics show that there are already relatively more disputes in small companies than in large ones – even the current laws and collective agreements are not properly applied everywhere.