Finland - Unions well represented in municipal councils - April 30, 2017

A large number of trade union members were elected onto the municipal councils in the local elections. The municipal elections took place in the 295 municipalities on April 9. As a clear majority of Finns in working life are organised in trade unions, at least a couple of thousand of the new councillors are members of the unions. Those elected from among the unions belonging to SAK and STTK trade union confederations were mostly Social Democrats. The Left league is also well represented.

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

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