Finland - Union wants extra wage increase for women-dominated work - February 28, 2017

Trade union JHL is calling for a separate wage increase for public sector jobs dominated by women – on top of general wage hikes. The 225,000-member organisation says the two-fold pay hike is needed to help women working in low-wage jobs pull even with their male counterparts. JHL says that there has been no progress on wage equality. It has defended its proposal for an additional wage hike for women, noting that a tri-partite agreement involving the government as well as employer and employee groups ensures equal salaries for men and women, and that public salaries are being effectively cut by a decision to reduce holiday pay as part of the competitiveness deal.

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