Finland - Unions critical about easing short time employment - January 31, 2016

Several trade union confederations have criticised the government plans to reduce protection against precarious employment. Trade unions are afraid this will lead to an even further weakening of the position of women and young people in the labour market. The unions see the danger that many jobs intended to be permanent will now be made fixed-term and it will be more difficult for young people to get permanent employment. The trade unions participated in a governmental working group, but there was no genuine tripartite engagement as the goal was set in advance in the Government Programme. The group has formulated three main proposals.

English: http://heikkijokinen.info/en/trade-union-news-from-finland …  

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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