Finland - Public sector unions in support of migrant workers - November 25, 2010

Unions across the public sector have been taking a range of measures in support of migrant workers. In particular, they have been demanding tighter controls on sub-contracting to prevent migrant workers being exploited in a two-tier labour market. With more contracting out in the public sector and then further sub-contracting, it becomes harder to monitor the application of collective agreements, and unions want more effective legislation to solve this problem. A recent case taken up by the Electrical Workers' Union exposed how Turkish employees of a sub-contractor were not being paid the agreed rates.



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) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2010.

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