International affairs

International cooperation International JHL – promoting decent work and public services of high quality

International representation of interests is an integral part of our work. Internationality is reflected in the everyday operations of the union, its local branches and in the everyday lives of our members.

Public Services International Quality public services are key in fighting poverty and the global financial crisis. Providing high-quality public services presupposes that the rights of public sector employees are fully respected. As an affiliate of  Public Services International (PSI) and the  International Transport Forum (ITF), we actively work to promote decent work, trade union rights and high-quality public services.

European level representation of interests involves preserving the European social model and promoting social dialogue with the employer organisations. European level representation of interests entails cooperation with other public sector trade unions in Finland.

FIPSU The cooperation in Finland is organised and coordinated by the  Finnish Public Services Unions' EU Working Party FIPSU . Another important cooperative forum for JHL is FinUnions , the EU office of Finnish trade union confederations.

EPSU Furthermore, at the European level, our shared interests are represented by the  European Public Services Unions (EPSU) and the  European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF).

Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland At the moment, solidarity among trade unions is needed perhaps more than in years. Therefore, it is essential to participate in shared development cooperation projects between trade unions. JHL supports the trade unions of developing countries together with the  Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland (SASK) and Public Services International (PSI).

Fairtrade As a responsible actor in the trade union movement, we maintain that all our operations are environmentally and socially sustainable. To fulfil this principle, we cooperate with Fairtrade Finland and Finnwatch to investigate the working conditions in different subcontractor supply chains.

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