Finland - Union calls for more attention to social clauses in procurement - September 22, 2010

The president of the JHL public service union, Tuire Santamäki-Vuori, has called on public authorities to take social criteria into account when purchasing services from the public sector. She pointed out that many local authorities have forgotten that it is possible to incorporate social criteria into procurement. According to Santamäki-Vuori, they should not be focusing on the lowest cost bids that risk delivering low quality services and poor employment conditions.



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, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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