Economy & Business

Finland’s tech industry gender pay gap highlighted

A new study finds there's a 5% pay gap between men and women who work in the tech industry in Finland. The information was compiled by TEK, the largest organisation for academic engineers and architects in Finland, which promotes the...

Alko plans to change opening hours in dozens of stores

State-owned alcohol retailer Alko says it's planning to change the opening hours in dozens of its stores from the beginning of the new year. Back in March 2018 the chain extended the opening hours of all its stores as new...

Finnair’s sky high domestic prices could buy a ticket half way round the world

If you want to travel from Helsinki to Rovaniemi next Monday, a one-way ticket booked a week in advance at the Finnair website will set you back €354. For the same price, give or take a few euros in either...

Mixed picture for women in leadership roles at Finnish listed companies

The number of female CEOs in Finnish listed companies has reached a record high, although it's a more complex picture when it comes to the number of women in other senior leadership roles. According to the Central Chamber of Commerce...

Strike action affects 100,000 workers this week

Up to 100,000 workers are on strike this week, as members of the Finnish Industrial Union Teollisuusliitto and other unions stage three days of strikes. It's the largest industrial action to hit Finland in recent years and mostly affecting workers...

Black Friday bargain: giant dragon for sale in Tikkakoski

If you're in the mood to spend some serious Black Friday money this year, one Finnish craftsman is ready to sell you something you might have always thought your home was lacking: a giant wooden dragon called Teppo. It took Jarkko...

Survey: most Finns are against fur farming in its current form

Two new surveys carried out by animal welfare groups highlights the Finnish public's changing attitudes to fur farming. The practice of 'factory farming' mammals for their fur - including foxes, Arctic foxes and raccoon dogs - has drawn international criticism...

Black Friday: Increased prices aim to highlight sustainable consumerism

Peak consumerism hits Finland this week as retailers try to boost their sales around the Black Friday frenzy - a tradition imported from America just a few years ago. Recently the event has expanded from just one day of special...

Postal Union leader: I hope the strike victory sends a message

The leader of the Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU says she hopes the recent strike action sends a message to other employers who might be considering cutting costs by moving the collective bargaining agreements of workers - especially...

Sympathy transport strike impacts are still felt on Tuesday, Wednesday

Sympathy strikes in support of postal workers either continue on Tuesday, or will still be felt on Tuesday - even when striking staff are back at work. Finnair has already canceled a number of flights one Tuesday from long haul...

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Finnair begins new round of layoff talks today

Finnair is starting additional layoff talks today involving more than 6,000 staff. Although the national carrier has announced a return to around 30% of its...

Children in low-income families hit hardest by coronavirus stresses

Children in low-income Finnish families have been impacted by the stresses of the coronavirus crisis more than children from wealthier households. A new survey from...

Morning headlines: Monday 25th May 2020

Children from low-income families impacted most by coronavirus crisis Many children from low-income families are facing fears about the coronavirus crisis, and are concerned about...

PM forced to release coronavirus papers after accusations of secrecy

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has been forced to order the release of papers that show how an expert committee handled coronavirus deliberations, after being...

Karita Mattila: Opera diva, interrupted

Overture. Opera singer Karita Mattila is as energetic on the telephone as you would imagine from scrolling through her up-beat Twitter feed. "Oh no! I've called...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 22nd May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: No new coronavirus deaths reported on Friday President criticises eurozone Covid-19 bailouts Crisis...

Finns get comfortable and relax during lockdown

Finns are getting comfortable and relaxing at home during the coronavirus lockdown, spending more money on spa treatments and leisure wear clothing according to...

President criticises eurozone coronavirus recovery bailouts

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has used the launch of his Kultaranta summer discussion event to criticise the idea of bailing out eurozone countries during the...