Working life - 26.06.2017 klo 08.03 - News

What price a new life?

What price a new life?

Vincent Mercado is one of the hundreds of Filipino cooks recruited by Opteam. There is no way of controlling how much a foreign worker may have to pay in order to be allowed to work in Finland. »

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 - 31.03.2017 klo 09.16 - News

Did you know? Working hours to be adjusted

The duration of a shift may vary if the workplace has a working hours adjustment system in place. »

Politics - 10.03.2017 klo 08.00 - News

Sunday pay is not going anywhere

Premium pay for working on Sundays is important to low-paid service sector employees. The working group set up to reform the Working Hours Act is not planning to intervene in Sunday pay. »

Working life - 17.02.2017 klo 08.58 - Article

Did you know? The Collective Agreement has been renewed

A new agreement period has begun in the facilities services sector. A new bargaining round is already in the pipeline. »