STTK commissioned a survey on violence and the threat of violence in the workplace (06/2019). Results show that physical violence, the threat of violence and psychological violence in the workplace are alarmingly widespread. Psychological or physical violence has occurred in about one in three workplaces (31%) in the last three years. About one in five
Katja Lehto-Komulainen, LL.M. has been appointed Director of the FinUnions bureau in Brussels for a fixed term of office with effect from 1 September. FinUnions is the joint representation and lobbying mission in Brussels for the Finnish employee confederations SAK and STTK, and the joint professional and managerial staff negotiating organisation YTN. Katja Lehto-Komulainen is
• Transparent work contract from day one • Specific set of rights for workers in non-traditional jobs • Non-renewable six-month probationary period Gig Economy and Worker’s rights New rules on minimum rights for workers in on-demand, voucher-based or platform employment, such as Uber or Deliveroo, were approved by the Employment Committee. Employment Committee MEPs said
Since last autumn, the “Me too” campaign has gained worldwide publicity and brought out the commonness of sexual harassment in various areas of the Finnish society, too. Moreover, several polls have confirmed that sexual harassment is also a problem in the Finnish working life. The Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK is therefore calling for clearer
Violence at work and the threat of violence has undergone a major change in working life. In the 21st century, violence is more and more ingrained in our society and it has become an everyday occurrence. It is particularly encountered in areas such as the police, security, social and health care, service and transport professions.
Tehy and JHL, the unions in the field of health care and public services demand a targeted pay rise in the forthcoming collective bargaining round. This would to a large extent be a gender equality allowance as the workforce in these sectors is primarily made up of women. In the last collective bargaining round the
Helsinki (19.09.2019 – Heikki Jokinen) The plans for the next state budget seem to be a move in the right direction, but when it comes to the detail there are things that could be done better, say the three trade union confederations. The results of PM Rinne’s Government planning session for the next state budget
Helsinki (13.09.2019 – Heikki Jokinen) In 2016, the three-year national Competitiveness Pact added 24 extra annual unpaid working hours for a majority of Finnish wage and salary earners. This has not had any positive effects at all on working places, quite the opposite according to a survey conducted by SAK, the Central Organisation of Finnish