Finland -Normal working conditions for berry pickers recommended -March 24, 2014

In a report commissioned by the government the advice is formulated to employ seasonal wild berry pickers properly. The rapporteur, Markku Wallin, examined the situation and the working conditions of thousands of wild berry pickers coming to the country every year. He proposes that the berry pickers should get employment contracts from the companies buying their berries. Their work should be regulated as any other work in the country. The alternative to create separate legislation sees the rapporteur as the least favourable option. The trade unions have welcomed the report and proposals for proper employment contracts.

English: http://heikkijokinen.info/en/trade-union-news-from-finland/476-thai-berry-pickers ...

 

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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