A total of 68 per cent of Finns agree that a strong trade union movement is a vitally important part of Finnish society, according to a survey commissioned by the newspaper Maaseudun Tulevaisuus.
On the Facebook page, JHL reports on its activities, advocacy and events in English. The main target groups of the public page are members with an immigrant background, professionals interested in membership, JHL members working around immigration themes and other networks interested in JHL’s English-language communications.
Being a member of a trade union guarantees you better unemployment benefits. This was the main reason Kaveri joined the trade union. "For many years I was happy to just remain a silent member of the union. Then I learned about all the other things the union does, like negotiating the collective agreement. Now I am a union activist and shop steward,” Kaveri says.
Carlos Carrara, 39, has lived in Finland for six years. He has a career in caregiving and is popular with his clients. Carlos is today a card-carrying union activist. He is working in a project to bring more caregivers to the union. Carlos informs caregivers about their rights such as paid vacations and bonus holiday pay.
It’s nice to be recognised with flowers and awards for a job well done. But a pat on the back doesn’t pay the bills. Your...
You should absolutely join the union. Only union members are entitled to the union’s services also during a strike and the strike benefit is only...
This is the message nursery nurse Iluminada Rodriquez-Hautala wants to convey to the union. In her opinion, JHL cannot expect all members to understand union communication in officially-written Finnish.
Engineers have now been organised in Finland for one hundred years. The first association of engineers was established in Tampere in 1919. Now the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland IL celebrates its first centennial.
Helsinki (7.6.2019 - Heikki Jokinen) The Union Congress of the Service Union United PAM (4 - 6 June) unanimously elected Annika Rönni-Sällinen as its new President. Ann Selin, PAM President since 2002, had already made it clear one year ago that she would not be running for re-election.
Gender equality has become far more prevalent among trade unions in Finland. A quick look at how their boards are composed is evidence enough. In many unions the share of women and men on boards mainly reflects the membership, with few exceptions.
Five unions are to stage a one day strike on Wednesday 3 October.
Helsinki (15.06.2018 - Heikki Jokinen) Two Finnish trade unions are to amalgamate. Trade Union Pro and the Federation of Salaried Employees Pardia signed a letter of intent in mid June concerning the amalgamation.