Finland - Extended working time did not create jobs - April 30, 2016

Extended opening hours for shops that stepped into effect at the start of 2016 have been a disappointment to the service workers trade union PAM. A PAM spokesperson stated that no new jobs have been created and cashiers have not gained the additional hours they hoped for. The union admits that there may be additional working hours on offer in hypermarkets, but that means fewer hours on offer in smaller shops in the same chain. Overall there are no signs that hours are increasing.

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