Finland - Huge wage differences on shipyards - June 30, 2017

Turku shipyard, which is owned by the German firm Meyer, has a two-tier labour market, according to reports from regional authorities. The reports detail how some subcontracted workers at Meyer's Turku yard are paid less than the minimum wages outlined in collective agreements, their hours are not properly recorded, and there are shortcomings in arrangements for occupational health care, overtime payments and time off in lieu of overtime.

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