Finland -Job losses continue -January 08, 2014

The number of redundancies remained on a high level already for the second year in a row during 2013. A total of 14,500 employees lost their job, according to statistics from the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK. In 2012 the number of redundancies was 15,800. Only in the year 2009 the number of redundancies was greater than in the last two years. SAK sent out a questionnaire to all their shop stewards and occupational safety and health representative at working places across the country. Almost half (48%) of them reported that there had been negotiations on either temporary lay-offs or redundancies at their places of employment during the year 2013.

English: http://www.jokinen.kaapeli.fi/index.php/en/trade-union-news-from-finland ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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