Working life - 07.09.2021 klo 11.12
Fastline is open – support and advice available on working conditions in fast food restaurants
The problems that have emerged in fast food restaurants need to be put right. PAM offers a channel for employees in the sector where you can get support with any problems you face in your workplace.
Working life - 13.08.2021 klo 14.30
New PAM members Natalia Laitinen enjoys her work as a hotel housekeeper
Natalia Laitinen joined PAM on the recommendation of a workmate. The support of the union adds security to her workday.
Working life - 10.08.2021 klo 09.00
What employees should know if their employer asks about Covid vaccinations
Employees can, and indeed should, tell about their vaccination state voluntarily. Employers can encourage people to get vaccinated, for example by facilitating vaccination during working time. However, no-one can be forced to get vaccinated, tell about it or get tested.
Working life - 22.07.2021 klo 14.52
District Court issues judgment on unjustified termination of employment relationship
On 21 June 2021, the District Court of Helsinki issued a judgment by default in a case involving unjustified termination of an employee’s employment relationship. The District Court found that there was no justification for terminating the employee’s contract. The District Court’s judgment is not final.
Working life - 21.07.2021 klo 10.27
Quarantine does not entitle you to postpone annual holiday
Even though vaccinations have progressed well, you can still be exposed to coronavirus in Finland this summer. If you have to quarantine, it is important to realise that quarantine does not entitle you to postpone annual holiday.
Working life - 08.07.2021 klo 09.17
PAM taking case of member who worked as food courier to court
Service Union United PAM is taking legal action over the existence of a food courier’s employment relationship. The action was filed at the District Court of Helsinki on Thursday 8 July.
Working life - 02.07.2021 klo 14.00
Even summer workers should join a trade union
A summer job opened the doors to the restaurant industry for Pavel Kurhinen. Now 30-year-old Kurhinen has been working in the restaurant sector for ten years. A PAM membership brings security to working life.
Working life - 28.06.2021 klo 15.45
Thousands of euros of wages missing–employee didn’t accept being underpaid
A café employee who had moved to Finland from abroad was paid too little in wages. Not content, the courageous employee claimed the unpaid amounts through the union and eventually through the courts.
Working life - 09.06.2021 klo 15.38
Working temperatures at the workplace – what summer workers should bear in mind
Employers’ responsibility for workers’ health also covers the temperature at the workplace. There is no doubt that temperature affects wellbeing and morbidity and thus labour productivity. Therefore providing training on working temperatures and preventing possible hazards is also an element in orientation for new employees.
Working life - 04.06.2021 klo 10.30
How can municipalities avoid exploitation of foreign cleaners in their public procurement contracts?
Municipalities exercise economic power when they procure cleaning services from private companies. According to Assistant Professor Kirsi-Maria Halonen, municipalities master the basics of tendering, but may not be so good when it comes to the discretionary influence they can have.