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‘Everyone swallows a little pride’ as unions agree to government’s watered-down...

Finland Interior Minister Petteri Orpo (NCP) says that "everyone has had to swallow a bit of pride" after the country's largest trade union umbrella groups...

Government offers concessions to unions over controversial firing rules

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) has offered a new set of proposals to unions, to try and de-escalate an ongoing dispute that has seen tens...

Charities help feed low income kids as strike hits school kitchens...

Charities and good Samaritans have been stepping in to help low-income families provide lunches for children this week, as industrial action hits school kitchens...

Thousands on strike as government and unions face off in battle...

Thousands of workers are going on strike on Monday and Tuesday, as the government and unions continue their battle of wills over proposed changes...

PM gambles the Government on Parliament confidence vote

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä is set to call a confidence vote in his government in a bid to re-assert the authority of parliament over unions. The...

Wednesday strike: what you need to know

Finland is slowing down today, as tens of thousands of workers belonging to a number of different unions are staging a one day strike. The...

Minister backtracks on controversial firing rules, but unions still plan strike...

Finland's Employment Minister Jari Lindström (Blue) has backtracked on a plan to make it easier for companies with up to 20 employees to fire people...

Thousands Attend Protest Rally, But Strike Is Far From ‘Slam Dunk’...

Thousands of people gathered in Helsinki's Senate Square today, to protest against the government's so-called 'active model' for tackling unemployment. The event was organised by...

Bank Worker Negotiations; Labour Agreement Deadlines

Service Workers Union PAM says there are still no solutions in several major areas in their ongoing collective agreement negotiations. The deadline to...

Strike Support Grows Over Government’s Unemployment ‘Punishment’

A strike called for next Friday is attracting more support from Finnish unions. Today, the Finnish Industrial Union Teollisuusliitto said its members would participate in the...