Finland -Large public support for trade unionism -May 4, 2012

A survey commissioned by the three trade union confederations SAK, STTK and Akava shows that 45% of Fins believe trade union membership to be “very necessary” and another 45% rates it as “rather necessary”. Respondents mention earnings-based unemployment security and job and working condition security as the most important reasons to join a union. While respondents aged between 15 and 25 score lower on the highest category (24% calling membership “very necessary”), a considerable 65% of young people called workers organisation “rather necessary”.



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