Finland - Foreign experts underpaid by Nokia - August 31, 2016

During inspection checks, the State Administrative Agency noticed that within three Nokia subsidiaries, foreign employees were paid much less than Finnish employees. The notification from the Agency to Nokia concerned 95 employees from India, China and Poland who worked for Nokia subsidiaries between 2014-2015. From the documents, it appears that foreign employees with the lowest salaries who worked in product development design earned 50-75 percent less than their Finnish counterparts. This means that Indian, Chinese and Polish employees at the lowest end of the pay scale earned about 750 euro a month.

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