JHL recommends its members to take part in the “Kohtuus kaikessa” (Nothing in excess) demonstration in Helsinki on 18 November 2023. The demonstration opposes the drastic weakenings to employee rights and social security proposed by the Government. The demonstration is organised by the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK) and its member unions. The event is open for citizens and members of all trade unions.
Show the Government how you feel about the proposed employee rights and social security weakenings! Participate in a demonstration on 18 November 2023 in Helsinki! Trade Union JHL is encouraging its members to participate in large numbers.
The demonstration is organised by the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK) and its member unions. The event is open for citizens and members of all trade unions.
The event does not constitute working time. No strike benefits or compensation for loss of income will be paid for participating in the event.
The weakenings proposed by the Government apply to a large number of people in Finland. The Government is going to for instance make it easier to dismiss employees, increase the length of groundless fixed-term employment relationships, weaken unemployment security and change the first sick day into an unpaid one. Furthermore, the Government is going to make it more difficult for employees to negotiate by decreasing the status of shop stewards, limiting the right to strike and cementing the pay inequality of female- and male-dominated sectors. The Government is not listening to signals from worried citizens, nor is it willing to engage in genuine negotiations on its measures.
Free bus transport to Helsinki
STTK is organising free-of-charge shared bus transport to the event. Read more about the routes on STTK’s website (in Finnish). Sign up for the transport by 12 November.
At 10.30 am we will get together on Mäntymäki field in front of the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki.
At 11 am we will start marching on Mannerheimintie towards Citizen Square located in front of Central Library Oodi.
At 12 pm the programme on Citizen Square will start.
Music will be provided by STIG and DJ Misterhustla. Food suitable for the whole family will be served.
The event will end at 2 pm.
The event is hosted by Katja Ståhl, known from TV.
JHL signs and other material
For JHL signs, printable material and material for social media, visit our material bank. Click “Selaa” (Browse), and you will not need a username and password to the material bank.
Our Serious Grounds page has for instance the Orpo Government’s list of cuts.
Participate in social media, too
The demonstration’s own social media hashtag is #KohtuusKaikessa. You can also use JHL’s and SAK’s hashtag #PainavaSyy (#SeriousGrounds). Spread the word, share pictures, moods and opinions!
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