Tea Jarc has been elected as the President of the Youth Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). Along with the President, the Youth Committee has also appointed its “bureau”, the steering body which implements the political decisions. “Many rights that have been fought and achieved in the past are disappearing under the façade
Trade Union Pro awarded its 2019 equality prize to two companies. The recognition was granted to Nokia Oy for its groundbreaking salary review project. The company went through the salaries of all its employees to identify unjustified pay gaps, and assigned a separate budget for their correction. Ramboll Finland Oy was given the award for
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
After several months of negotiations the new collective agreement for the technology industry was accepted on Saturday 4 January. It will bring a 3.3 per cent pay increase and the agreement is for 25 months. The agreement covers some 93,000 employees and is considered important in paving the way for other collective agreements. Negotiations in
Helsinki (18.12.2019 – Heikki Jokinen) The long struggle concerning terms of work in the City of Turku owned food and janitorial services company Arkea were finally resolved at the beginning of December. The company decided to return to their earlier collective agreement after a failed attempt to move one thousand employees to other agreements with
Commenting on the ‘European Green Deal’ announced today, ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini said: “With Europe facing a climate emergency, we welcome the Commission bringing forward ambitious climate action. The huge scale of the change required could result in a rise in populism and climate denial unless it is managed in a genuinely fair way.
Helsinki (04.12.2019 – Heikki Jokinen) The Industrial Union has announced a strike from 9 to 11 December. It will cover 35,000 employees from the technology, chemical, wood product and special branches sectors. Negotiations for a new collective agreement for technology industry faltered on the question of pay rises. Other issues in the agreement are more