Finland -Youngsters and women over-represented in zero-hours contracts -March 27, 2015

4% of the workforce aged between 15 and 64 fall into the category of workers with zero-hours contracts.

Statistics Finland estimates that some 83 000 employees (4% of the workforce) aged between 15 and 64 fall into the category of workers with zero-hours contracts. A majority of those with zero-hours contracts, 57%, were women. Those who worked on zero-hours contracts were mainly young: nearly one-half were aged under 25 and 65% were aged under 30. These contracts were most common among persons aged 15 to 19 with 20% of them ‘employed’ on zero-hours contracts.

English: http://heikkijokinen.info/en/trade-union-news-from-finland/734-83-000-employees ...  

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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