Trade Union JHL does not support mandatory vaccinations. Regardless, the people who belong to the highest at-risk groups must be protected from the coronavirus disease.
Inadequate protection against coronavirus may soon lead to a stoppage of salary payment and losing one’s unemployment benefit
On 8 December 2021, the Finnish Government presented to the Parliament a proposal on a temporary amendment to the Communicable Diseases Act. As a result, the salary payment of unvaccinated health and social services employees may be stopped. In such a situation, the employees will not get any unemployment benefit either.
The safety and well-being of our members is the most important thing for us at JHL. That’s why your trade union JHL has decided to arrange Ammattialafoorumi 2021 as a virtual event.
The JHL Institute operates in such a way that students can participate in courses safely, both at the Institute and in the regions. The purpose is to stop the spread of coronavirus, and to create as safe a study environment as possible. The Institute will also intervene in all kinds of harassment. It has two harassment contact persons who are there for people who have encountered harassment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to strong protective measures in Finland. The virus has raised many work-related questions among JHL members.
Taking the coronavirus vaccine protects employees from a dangerous infectious disease. The safety of the vaccine will be ensured carefully before it is released on the Finnish market. JHL’s members should take the vaccines recommended by Finnish health care authorities.
Extensive survey reveals: Municipalities are recommendable employers, although coronavirus placed a burden on employees
The findings of the Kunta10 survey conducted in autumn 2020 demonstrate that work communities are regarded to be well functioning and municipal employers worthy of recommendation despite the coronavirus. Because of the coronavirus, people in professions where remote work was possible started to work from home. These people had the feeling of having better control over their work.
The Finnish system for temporary lay-offs turned out to be flexible in comparison to many other European systems during the coronavirus pandemic. But financially it is less generous than many others.
Redundancies and temporary lay-offs due to the coronavirus pandemic are rising at an alarming pace.
Labour market organisations propose to provisionally make the temporarily lay-offs more flexible and unemployment security stronger
The process involving temporarily lay-offs should be provisionally conducted swiftly in private companies, the Finnish labour market organisations are proposing.
The Coronavirus pandemic is having an effect on the ongoing collective bargaining round, too. Agreements in industry and private services are more or less ready or approaching a decision, but very much open in the public services.