In accordance with the Nordic welfare model, JHL works to give each individual an opportunity to make their own life choices. These opportunities do not come about on their own. They are financed with shared tax revenues. For this reason, JHL aims for services produced with tax revenues to be arranged as public services, and for private services to support them.
Nordic welfare model
The Nordic countries are the world’s most modern societies. When it comes to almost anything that can be measured, we are among the best in the world. Even if society is not even close to being complete, one can still be proud of it.
Strong public, and mainly publicly produced, services characterise the Nordic model. These services are the strongest support of especially women and those in the weakest position.
We work to give each individual an opportunity to make their own life choices. These opportunities do not come about on their own. They are financed with shared tax revenues.
Taxation must be fair. Those with more wealth than others must also participate more strongly in financing the services. People feel taxation is justified when they get their tax money’s worth in the form of, say, education and healthcare. The tax base must be wide, so that the tax burden of one single group will not become unbearable.
In order for us to strive for sufficient salaries and wages and good working conditions, Finland’s legislation must guarantee a sufficient negotiation position for labour market organisations.
The position of salary and wage earners is improved by influencing general legislation that concerns them, and also by influencing European laws and international agreements. When the position of salary and wage earners is taken into account in legislation, it enables a tangible contractual protection of interests.
JHL’s societal objectives
- Services produced with tax revenues will be arranged as public services.
- Private services will support publicly produced services.
- The position of members will be secured when structural changes occur.
- Public services have a high quality, and the sector will remain appealing also in the future.
- When services are produced, openness and transparency have a key position. Service production and affluent society are secured by adhering to the principle of publicity, sustainable funding and eliminating connections to tax paradises.
- Tripartite agreement, for its part, will make society stronger.