Hello SOL employees!
As a SOL employee, you are a professional in your sector. You are one of a large number of PAM members working in the cleaning sector. At Service Union United PAM we would like to know how you are getting on in your job.
This is why we have
- made over 2000 phone calls to SOL employees
- organised over 20 meetings with SOL employees around Finland, with more meetings scheduled
Many issues have been raised in these discussions, and we would like to thank you at this stage for being active!
The regional meetings are continuing this spring. You can receive an invite any time, so stay tuned and check your email and your phone for messages.
Hotel housekeeper Abdullah took part in a regional event for SOL employees in November and joined PAM soon after. As a hotel housekeeper, he feels it is only natural to belong to the union representing service employees. Read more here.
generated hundreds of responses. In particular, the following areas for improvement were raised in the survey:
1. Lack of appreciation, supervisor’s work and unequal treatment
2. Mistakes in wage payments
3. Bodily waste bonus
4. Amount of work and working hours allowed for it
Read more about the results of the survey here.
This survey particularly highlighted mistakes in wage payments, and we would like to have more information and clarification from you on this subject.
Therefore we are conducting a more specific survey on the details and extent of these mistakes. You can respond to the new survey here.
Read our newsletter sent to PAM members 28 April, 2021 in English here!
We are hosting free webinars for you and your workmates at SOL during the spring as follows:
- Wellbeing at work Tuesday 18 May 4-6 pm. Topics: How to manage with work-related stress & work safety issues (in Finnish)
- Know your rights in worklife and in cleaning Thursday 3 June 4-6 pm (in English) and Wednesday 2 June 4-6 pm (in Finnish)
- Basic information about Finnish working life and work and residence permit praxis Thursday 10 June 4-6 pm (in English)
Register for the webinars here. N.B.! Please help us distribute the webinars in your work community. We hope to see both you and your co-workers online!
”We want to reach out to as many SOL employees as possible because our shop stewards’ regions are so large, and otherwise we might not get to meet all our members. This is also a way to activate employees to improve their workplaces. It’s also a great opportunity to hear what a large number of workers have to say and get valuable feedback on working life.”
Janne Forsman, shop steward
Also make sure that your coworkers are PAM members! So recommend PAM to your friends. If you get a friend to join PAM, you get an S-Group gift voucher as a reward! Your friends benefit too: they get security in working life and great membership benefits, including the CityShoppari app! Recommend membership here.
“Our role is to listen to employees. No SOL employees should be afraid to raise problems at the workplace.
For us shop stewards it is important that problems are reported because this is the only way we can act on them.”
SOL shop stewards
If you are not a member yet or if you haven’t had a phone call for some reason, you can send us your contact details using the form below. We will contact you. You can use the same contact details form to tell us if you are interested in developing the SOL employees’ network. You are welcome!
You member, who wants to be involved in creating a stronger work community for SOL, join our mailing list! We will send you information about current issues, training and other services on a regular basis.
Haluan postituslistalle/I want to join the mailing list
The regional shop stewards at SOL Palvelut Oy in 2020-2021 are:
Southern region head shop steward: Janne Forsman, e-mail: Janne.Forsman@sol.fi, tel. 0400374169. Deputy head shop steward: Arvo Mäkilä.
The southern region comprises: Rauma, Laitila, Loimaa, Uusikaupunki, Vehmaa, Naantali, Turku, Raisio, Paimio, Karkkila, Salo, Forssa, Järvenpää, Kerava, Hyvinkää, Espoo, Raasepori, Hanko, Vantaa, Helsinki, Porvoo, Loviisa, Hamina, Kouvola and Kotka.
Central region head shop steward: Kaisamari Sahlman, e-mail: Kaisamari.Sahlman@sol.fi, tel. 0400367159. Deputy head shop steward: Sari Luoma.
The central region comprises: Kankaanpää, Pori, Harjavalta, Huittinen, Ikaalinen, Ylöjärvi, Nokia, Akaa, Orivesi, Tampere, Kangasala, Valkeakoski, Hämeenlinna, Lahti, Hirvensalmi, Mäntyharju, Heinola, Pieksamäki, Kangasniemi, Juva, Mikkeli, Ristiina, Leppävirta, Varkaus, Savonlinna, Enonkoski, Punkaharju, Lieksa, Juuka, Outokumpu, Orimattila, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Kitee, Puumala, Imatra and Lappeenranta
Northern region head shop steward: Taija Seiloo, e-mail Taija.Seiloo@sol.fi, tel. 0400290182.
The most southerly parts of the northern region start in Kristiinankaupunki, Kurikka, Parkano, Virrat, Jämsä, Suonenjoki, Siilinjärvi, Juankoski and Nurmes. The northern region extends from those places up to Utsjoki.
Here you can download the brochure for SOL employees in English.
Also get to know Emre, an employee in the cleaning sector who joined PAM: