A large number of public sector collective agreements expired at the end of January. Negotiations are now ongoing and some forms of industrial action are already taking place.
A number of leading trade unions have organised a political strike on Friday February 2 against the Government’s new legislation aimed at cutting unemployment security.
Finland celebrates its 100 years of independence on 6 December 2017. The country has moved a long way from being a poor agrarian country to a modern industrial welfare state. And the trade union movement has played a decisive role and been an integral part in bringing about this transformation.
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.
Too many employees experience inequality in their working life based on, for example, gender, nationality or sexual orientation.
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.
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.
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.