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Finnish Labor Unions Accept Government’s Proposal of Helping Small Companies to Employ Easier – Labor Strikes to Stop

Finnish Labor Unions Accept Government’s Proposal of Helping Small Companies to Employ Easier – Labor Strikes to Stop
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Case closed for now. The Finnish labor unions have accepted the government’s proposal, which was presented on Thursday, October 25, 2018. In the picture: Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Labor unions Akava, STTK and SAK have accepted the government’s proposal to amend Employment Contracts Act so that small companies, without defining the exact size, will have the right to fire an employee who starts misbehaving and doesn’t fit in the company anymore.

“We discussed the subject thoroughly. The board decided to accept the government’s proposal unanimously,” said Sture Fjäder, chair of Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava, on Friday afternoon.

STTK (The Finnish Confederation of Professionals) has also reached an agreement over the proposal.

SAK (The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions) accepted the proposal as well.

The unions, however, require that the final amendments in the Employment Contracts Act will be done together with the unions.

According to the unions, no further labor strikes are necessary.

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