Finland - Trade union JHL opposes low paid labour market - November 30, 2016

Trade union JHL is strongly against proposals to create a low paid work market. This has been proposed by some politicians and business leaders recently as a way to improve the economy and create more jobs. The union considers that low pay will not improve the country’s competitiveness, productivity or employees’ motivation and proposed that the trade union federations draft a programme on pay policy for discussion with the government. The goal of this programme should be to improve the purchasing power of wage and salary earners, employment opportunities, and equal pay. It should also serve to advance solidarity among wage and salary earners by taking into account especially those with the lowest incomes.

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