Finland - Broad political support for combating abuse of fixed-term contracts - December 13, 2010

The Finnish Parliament voted on 19 November 105 to 67 to challenge the government’s job creation policies in a no confidence ballot aimed at stemming the grey economy. The vote was highly significant since was supported by many parliamentarians of the country’s centre-right ruling government and met little employer opposition. It sets the stage for better and more worker-friendly amendments in 2011 to be included in the Finnish law on the Contractor’s Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out. The SAK union confederation, commenting on the vote, said any new national legislation would likely limit employers’ use of fixed-term contracts and prohibit employers from repeatedly using temporary workers when their need is a permanent workforce (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 November 2010).

English: http://www.icem.org/en/73-Contract-and-Agency-Labour ...

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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