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According to a recent survey by Trade Union JHL, Finnish people have an even more tolerant attitude towards labour immigration if the immigrants’ terms and conditions of employment are like those of Finnish people. Two out of three respondents (67%) are of the opinion that Finland needs more labour immigrants. Kantar-TNS conducted the survey by commission of JHL, over 1,000 people replied to it.
If anything concerns you about a summer job, don’t hesitate to contact Summer Job Helpline, a shared advisory service provided by central organisations SAK, Akava and STTK. The service will give urgently needed advice throughout the whole summer.
In many of JHL’s agreement sectors, the agreement period will come to an end on 28 February. A so-called period without agreement will begin on 1 March in, say, the municipal sector, the Finnish state, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, and in the railway sector. Note that this will not lead to a “Wild West” in terms and conditions of employment.
Workplaces can curb the climate crisis by investing in climate-friendly work methods and tools, JHL members explain in a survey. To slow down the climate crisis, many people are also willing to buy used items and eat less meat.
The SOTE agreement enters into force today, on 1 September. Approximately 180,000 health and social services employees of the municipal sector will be covered by the agreement. Employers need to notify their employees personally of the agreement change. After that, we wish that you will also update the agreement sector change in your information in the union’s member register.
In its extraordinary meeting, JHL’s Union Council reluctantly approved the new health and social services sector collective agreement, known by its Finnish acronym as the SOTE agreement. Disappointed Union Council members spoke in the meeting about working hours and pay. JHL’s Union Council required that the SOTE agreement will only be approved by JHL if all other parties approve it as well.
Finland’s population is getting grey and declining. What will this do to our labour market? Who will take care of your grandmother in 30 years? JHL’s fresh report looks for solutions to the shortage of labour threatening Finland.