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Timo Harakka: 100,000 people lost benefits in previous government’s ‘active model’

Finland's Minister for Employment Timo Harakka (SDP) says 100,000 unemployed people lost benefits under the previous government's so-called 'active model' of employment. The scheme, introduced in...

Government looks to UK for ideas on employment and integration

Employment minister Jari Lindström (Blue) is visiting the UK this week, looking for fresh ideas on how to get more people back to work, and...

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...

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...