Updates of Trade Union Union News from Finland from 1997 to 28 May 2013 are published on Juhani Artto’s web site.

JHL (11.08.2017 - Heikki Jokinen) JHL President Päivi Niemi-Laine says that the Government should abandon its unilateral decision to reform the Working Hours Act. The proposal was presented before the trilateral working group, and all labour market organisations agreed that the proposal was not feasible.

- All labour market parties have voiced their dissent towards the proposal, Niemi-Laine says. Both trade union confederations and the employers' federation expressed their doubts in respect of the proposal.

Nonetheless, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment decided to forge ahead with the drafting of a proposal, even though it is formed on a basis that has been widely criticised.

The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL do not accept that employees should be the ones who should have to pay the price of the planned flexibility in working hours.

Helsinki (10.08.2017 - Heikki Jokinen) 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 service includes a broad package of job seeking service, a search for vacancies and personal guidance and training. The service is free for all Union members and will begin this year.

Trade Union Pro already has a web page which highlights vacancies in the fields the Union is working. On the web page it is possible to search for a job according to region or profession.

Trade Union Pro has 115,000 members and is the largest private sector union for clerical employees.

Helsinki (20.07.2017 - Heikki Jokinen) A total of 2,277 employees lost their jobs in Finland during the first half of this year.

The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK has been keeping track of the number of redundancies since 2006 and the figures for the first half of this year are lower than ever.

The previous record on low number of redundancies at a corresponding time was reached in 2007, when the figure was 3,448.