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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.
In June, a debate on earnings-related unemployment security got underway in Finland. Some right-wing politicians and the employers' federation EK proposed closing down the existing unemployment funds and starting up a new state institution to distribute benefits to everyone under uniform rules.
The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK suddenly reversed its position on the issue of earnings-related unemployment benefits. Up until now it has supported the existing system whereby the benefits are paid through the unemployment funds. Since the year 1895, these funds have been mainly administered by the trade unions.
If unemployment began before the strike, the strike will have no impact on the payment of the unemployment allowance. The strike will also have no...
The recent changes in unemployment security cut benefits but do not help in finding a job, says Teija Asara-Laaksonen, the Chief Executive Officer of JHL....