Working life - 12.05.2017 klo 11.14 - Article

An asylum seeker at work

An Iraqi asylum seeker is navigating the Finnish labour market, but he doesn't know his rights. What he does know is that he doesn't want to put up with a boss that yells. »

Politics - 21.04.2017 klo 09.00 - News

Fighting inequality

Jaana Reijonsaari, Susanna Suoniemi and Suldaan Said Ahmed share the urge to stand up for those in a more vulnerable position and to make sure that basic services are available to everyone. They are also all PAM members. In the recent local elections, they were elected to their respective local councils. »

- 31.03.2017 klo 10.27 - Article

How cleaners’ wages increased

How cleaners’ wages increased

Cleaners’ entry-level wages as per the pay scales in place have gradually reached a level equivalent to the wages paid to waiters and sales assistants, but there are differences in terms of their average earnings. A major earnings development programme carried out in the facilities services sector over a period of several years has now been completed. »

Working life - 31.03.2017 klo 10.15 - Article

Contract winner using bullying tactics

Contract winner using bullying tactics

Ibrahim Abousreaa worked excessively long days and unpaid hours for a company that is doing well in competitive tendering for municipal cleaning services. »

Working life - 31.03.2017 klo 09.34 - Article

Welcome on board

Welcome on board

The cabins on the ferries cruising between Finland and Sweden are cleaned by Bangladeshi IT professionals. They are paid less than hotel housekeepers and they don’t understand why. »

Working life - 23.12.2016 klo 11.00 - News

Did you know?

If you are working in a store on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or Epiphany Eve you’ll see an increase in your pay cheque with a holiday eve supplement. »

Working life - 23.12.2016 klo 10.48 - News

Part-time workers can benefit from annual leave

At the turn of the year, public holiday time off will be replaced by an annual leave system in the commercial sector. »

Union - 02.12.2016 klo 10.44 - News

‘Find out what’s really going on at workplaces’

Ghanaian PAM members are frustrated: the Union tells them to turn to their shop steward and the shop steward won’t help them. Now PAM promises to improve membership services for foreign workers. »

Working life - 02.12.2016 klo 08.59 - News

Not many can get by on zero-hours contracts

The citizens’ initiative demanding a ban on zero-hours employment contracts has not progressed since the end of September. According to a PAM Magazine survey, only one fifth of those working on zero-hours contracts earn enough to make ends meet. »

Working life - 11.11.2016 klo 10.41 - News

Competitiveness Pact brings changes to hotel, restaurant and leisure services: Goodbye, old days off!

Working hours and days off will change in hotel, restaurant and leisure services at the turn of the new year. Still, few people know what sorts of things the Competitiveness Pact will affect. »

Working life - 27.06.2016 klo 16.11 - News

‘Many doors can open up’

‘Many doors can open up’

Few Finns start working at the age of six.That’s everyday life for a child living in Iraq, as Berhan Ahmadi once did back in the day. A chef who has put down his roots in Finland, he is now explaining the rules of our world of work to asylum seekers. »

Working life - 16.05.2016 klo 14.20 - News

Immigrant women face difficulties finding work in Finland

Immigrant women face difficulties finding work in Finland

Problems include poor language skills, low level of education and insufficient work experience. »

Working life - 22.04.2016 klo 09.00 - News

Did you know? Holiday pay

In hotel, restaurant and leisure services, you are entitled to receive your holiday pay before going on holiday, at least if that is what you request. »

Working life - 18.04.2016 klo 14.29 - News

Government proposal: Accept work from further afield and also from outside your own field

Government proposal: Accept work from further afield and also from outside your own field

The Government proposes that unemployed people should no longer be able to wait to find work from within their own occupational field. Moreover, they should use their own car to drive to a job offered from further afield, or risk losing their unemployment benefits. »

Politics - 01.04.2016 klo 09.45 - News

Can PAM apply itself?

Service Union United PAM is launching negotiations on how to implement the competitiveness contract in service sectors. The question of increasing working hours will probably turn out to be the trickiest issue on the agenda. »

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An asylum seeker at work

Working life - 12.05.2017 klo 11.14

An Iraqi asylum seeker is navigating the Finnish labour market, but he doesn't know his rights. What he does know is that he doesn't want to put up with a boss that yells.

Fighting inequality

Politics - 21.04.2017 klo 09.00

Jaana Reijonsaari, Susanna Suoniemi and Suldaan Said Ahmed share the urge to stand up for those in a more vulnerable position and to make sure that basic services are available to everyone. They are also all PAM members. In the recent local elections, they were elected to their respective local councils.