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12.10.2017 Finnish employers and employees: The EU needs a functioning and fair energy and climate policy

The EU's Energy Union and the related targets for the year 2030 are now in a critical decision-making phase. According to the Finnish labor market central organizations, the requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement and the EU's energy and climate policy must be shared between the Member States in an equal manner, taking into account both international competitiveness and employment.

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02.10.2017 SAK, Akava and SASK: Making each workday a discrimination-free Day for Decent Work

Too many employees experience inequality in their working life based on, for example, gender, nationality or sexual orientation.

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24.08.2017 Dare to Learn event 5 to 6 September - lifelong learning in focus

Dare to Learn is a new, international learning event taking place on 5 and 6 September 2017 at Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki. Akava is one the main organizators and main sponsors of the event and will arrange a workshop "Crossing boundaries in higher education" in cooperation with its affiliates Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK, Social Science Professionals, Trade Union of Education, The Finnish Union of University Professors and Finnish Business School Graduates. The workshop will take place on September 6 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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14.08.2017 Unions focus on new employment and career coaching services

Trade Union Pro is building a new comprehensive employment service for all of its members. Union members will soon get a message concerning vacancies via their mobile phone.

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16.06.2017 Unions demand real rise in pay in Autumn round of collective bargaining

The time of centralised nation level labour market agreements is over in Finland. The next round of collective bargaining will take place at union level. Unions are now preparing to set out their goals for these negotiations.

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13.06.2017 The economic contribution of universities in Finland is 14,2 billion euros

The impact of Finnish universities on the Finnish economy has been evaluated. According to BiGGAR Economics, Finnish universities produce 14,2 billion gross added value for the Finnish economy, and their activities support around 136 000 jobs. This corresponds to 6,6 % of Finnish economic output, and 5,5 % of total employment in Finland. A euro invested in the Finnish universities produces, on average, 5,26 euros in return for the Finnish economy. Figures here include both the direct and the indirect effects. These are lower-bound estimates, thus the real impact is likely larger.

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11.05.2017 Record low number of labour disputes in 2016

There were only 69 labour disputes in Finland in 2016, Statistics Finland reports. The number of lost working days was 6,584. To find similar figures in Finland one has to go back to the 1960's.

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03.05.2017 Retail managers strike to get collective agreement

Retail managers held a 12 hours warning strike right after May Day. The walkout is in support of their right to a collective agreement.

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