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