Finland - Unions do not accept easing of redundancy - September 30, 2018

Trade unions announced that they are prepared to take measures if a government amendment that will make it easier to dismiss individuals for companies with less than 20 employees is tabled. According to the unions this have a major impact on workers as 97 % of companies have less than 20 employees and a total of 36% of the countries’ workforce are working in companies with less than 20 employees. The Transport Workers' Union (AKT) announced an overtime work stoppage for several of its industries which will affect trucking, bus conductors, bus station enterprises, car repair shops and road tanker transport. The industrial workers will join service, food, and electric workers in a 24-hour strike on 3 October in their protest.

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