Akava: The achievements of the EU must not be overshadowed by the wave of populism

Akava would like Europe to be strong, competent and competitive. Akava emphasises that the achievements of the EU should be stressed in Finnish and European discussion. In its document “Towards a new European Union”, Akava envisions the future of the EU and expresses a concern about collaboration in Europe.

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The municipality of the future is a civilized municipality - Goals for the municipal and county elections

In its goals for the municipal elections, Akava emphasizes that the most important tasks of future municipalities will include education and civilization services as well as culture and library services.

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Civilized society 2117, Part 1: Professor Juho Saari: “In a civilized society, people are equal.”

Akavalainen launches a new article series in which we make a journey towards the civilized society of the future. To start the journey, we interviewed Professor of Social and Health Policy at the University of Tampere, Juho Saari, and asked him to share his ideas about civilization and its future.

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What is Akava?

Akava is a trade union confederation of affiliates for highly educated people. Together, Akava’s 35 affiliates have unionized more than half a million employees and professionals. The members of Akava affiliates include employees, as well as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Akava members work in expert, teaching and managerial positions. Membership in Akava can be based on one’s field of study, degree or profession.

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News from the Finnish labour market

24.03.2017 Finnish labour market organisations’ joint statement: Finland's place and future are at the core of the European Union

Finnish labour market organisations have issued a joint statement on the future of the European Union, stressing that Finland should assume an active role in affecting the development and be at the core of the European Union. Finland can only prosper as part of European Union, the organizations emphasize. The organisations discussed current issues with Mr Jyrki Katainen, Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness during his visit to Finland this week and handed out the statement.

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15.03.2017 Akava: The achievements of the EU must not be overshadowed by the wave of populism

Akava would like Europe to be strong, competent and competitive. Akava emphasises that the achievements of the EU should be stressed in Finnish and European discussion. In its document “Towards a new European Union”, Akava envisions the future of the EU and expresses a concern about collaboration in Europe.

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03.03.2017 Akava: The rate of the female euro (#fewro) must be raised

The Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava demands that the rate of the women’s euro or female euro (#fewro) finally be raised. According to the Structure of Earnings statistics of Statistics Finland, the narrowing of the gender pay gap seems to be making little progress. The total earnings of women are approximately 82 per cent of men’s earnings.

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02.03.2017 Employers Confederation terminates all national level labour market agreements

The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK is terminating all 22 confederation level national agreements it still has with the trade union confederations.

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03.02.2017 Katja Lehto-Komulainen of ETUC: Workers´ voice must be heard in Europe

"Trade Unions in Europe represent the workers´ voice that must be heard", says Katja Lehto-Komulainen, the new Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation ETUC.

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