Finland -Job security guarantee for municipal workers -July 4, 2012

The government coalition has granted the request of public service trade unions to give a job security guarantee for employees of municipalities for the duration of the upcoming municipal reform. The municipalities are facing a grand overhaul and unions have argued the job security guarantee will get municipal workers behind the reform. The unions furthermore claim the job security guarantee is needed to prepare the municipalities for an upcoming retirement wave: 150,000 of the 430,000 municipal employees will reach the pension age in the next eight years.



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