The national labour confederations of Finland (SAK, Akava and STTK) are reopening their summer job information service. The service is open until the end of August. The free advisory service hotline is open between 09.00 and 15.00 on ordinary weekdays. Advice will be available in Finnish, Swedish and English.
The national labour confederations of Finland (SAK, Akava and STTK) are opening their summer job information service. The national labour confederations of Finland offer this free advisory service now in its 15th summer season.
The summer job advisory service will be open for young employees in trouble at work until the end of August. The summer job advisory service website at www.kesaduunari.fi/english offers useful information about working life for summer employees. Before being in touch, check out the list of answers to frequently asked questions. You can also check out the handy checklist of points to remember when taking a summer job.
Call 0800 179 279 to contact the advisor between 09.00 and 15.00 on ordinary weekdays. Advice will be available in Finnish, Swedish and English. You may also contact the service anonymously.
Check the terms and conditions of employment before signing the employment contract
Summer employees should not hesitate to get in touch if they have any concerns about their employment. Carefully considering the rights and duties of an employee in advance can also help to stop things turning sour as the work progresses.
You can call the summer job information service even before making the employment contract. It’s always a good idea to study the written contract carefully before signing it.
The right of a summer employee to written terms and conditions of employment was a subject of many enquiries made to the service last year. An employee is entitled by law to a written account of the key terms and conditions governing any job that lasts for longer than one month.
You can call the hotline if you have questions about wages, working hours and trial periods. All enquiries are handled in confidence, so there is no reason to be nervous about asking for help.