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.
Working life - 15.03.2021 klo 14.00
Cleaning practices for Freska workers raises eyebrows
Since the beginning of this year, Freska has given employees the option to store, wash and dry cleaning equipment either at the Helsinki office or at home. From a legal point of view, this removes the responsibility for maintenance from the employer. In addition, the practices include serious health and safety risks.
Working life - 01.03.2021 klo 13.30
Has co-operation negotiations started at work, is there a threat of dismissal? Find answers to your questions.
The restrictions imposed due to the corona pandemic are still causing layoffs and unemployment for many employees. How to act in these situations? Here you get tips on additional sources of information.
Working life - 25.02.2021 klo 11.10
The distress of workers requires urgent action
The government has announced dramatic restrictions on restaurants. Annika Rönni-Sällinen, President of the Service Union United PAM, demands equally dramatic measures to support employees in the sector.
Working life - 18.02.2021 klo 11.55
Empowering Arabic speaking workers in Finland
Working conditions for Arabic speaking employees residing in Finland are frail. This fact was the steppingstone for a project that added awareness about worker’s rights and union activities within the community. It also connected workers with the Service Union United PAM on a whole new level.
Working life - 16.02.2021 klo 10.00
Sanna Marin: “Female-dominated sectors keep this country going – both during an emergency and at other times too”
So far not much has been said about the fact that people can find themselves in very different situations due to the coronavirus crisis, says Prime Minister Sanna Marin. She wants to promote non-discrimination and equality in working life, in spite of the pandemic.
Working life - 15.02.2021 klo 09.15
For agency workers, everyday life is full of uncertainty
Agency workers doing gig work don’t have the support of a work community, and there’s also no guarantee the work will continue. Under the law agency workers must be treated equally with other workers, however.
Working life - 04.02.2021 klo 13.37
Food couriers in the Nordic countries slowly but surely being covered by fair employment conditions
A Danish trade union has concluded a collective agreement for food couriers. A collective agreement is also in the pipeline for Foodora couriers in Sweden.