JHL (25.10.2012 - Juhani Artto) In the municipal election of 28 October voters decide also on employer policy, says Jarkko Eloranta, JHL's President.
"The election result has an impact on municipal employer's policy decisions, and those decisions are felt especially in women's lives, as a big majority of municipal employees are women."
Eloranta stresses that outsourcing of municipal services so that cheaper collective agreements will be applied is a typical matter concerns women in particular.
"To a great extent it is their wages and working conditions that are in the play."
"Therefore when outsourcing and tendering one should always make a gender impact assessment before the decisions are made. And the results of the assessment should naturally be taken into account."