Finland -Union confronts minister with low pay -September 02, 2014

Following an interview in which the social affairs and health minister questioned how many people actually earn less than 2,600 euros per month, the JHL trade union met with the minister to explain ‘what life is like for those in low-paid jobs’.

Following an interview in which the social affairs and health minister questioned how many people actually earn less than 2,600 euros per month, the JHL trade union met with the minister to explain ‘what life is like for those in low-paid jobs’. At a presentation the trade union claimed that figures from Statistics Finland show that over 800,000 people– or nearly 15% of the population – earn less than 2,600 euros a month. Meanwhile 90,000 earn below 2,100 euros. In some professions, such as child-minder and cleaner, over half of all workers earn a monthly salary below 2,100 euros.

English: http://yle.fi/uutiset/union_delivers_250_low-income_payslips ...   

 

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