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News - 04.04.2017 klo 14.56

PAM’s Ylitalo: Management demand to end Sunday work bonuses in the hospitality sector is unreasonable

Jaana Ylitalo, Collective Bargaining Director at Service Union United PAM, is appalled at the views expressed by Jan Vapaavuori, the Helsinki mayoral candidate of the National Coalition Party, and Timo Lappi, CEO of the Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa, claiming that Sunday work bonuses are undermining the attractiveness of Helsinki. Ylitalo points out that many Finns go to restaurants on Sundays too. »

News - 15.03.2017 klo 10.43

PAM: No need to alter working practices following decision by EU Court of Justice to ban head scarves

The EU’s Court of Justice issued a ruling on Tuesday 14 March 2017 according to which employers may ban workers from wearing visible religious and political symbols subject to certain conditions. The Court also states that no direct or indirect discrimination based e.g. on religion may take place. »

News - 15.03.2017 klo 08.00

EK’s local agreement objectives not acceptable to PAM’s Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of Service Union United PAM considers that Veli-Matti Mattila, Chairman of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), made insulting remarks belittling the sacrifices made by workers for companies’ competitiveness. PAM expects EK to think more of common interests and to create a basis for agreement. »

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

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

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. »

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