Finland -Paternity leave on its way -February 14, 2013

The law concerning paternity leave has been amended since the beginning of 2013, allowing the father to take longer paid paternal leave. The trade union confederations support the revised legislation and it is included in the framework agreement of the central labour market organisations from October 2011. The Confederation of Professionals STTK began a campaign in February 2013 to encourage fathers to make full use of their paternal leave.



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