The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) will organise a demonstration in protest of the activation model for unemployment security in Helsinki on Friday, 2 February.
“Activation model’s opponents don’t seem to understand what’s at stake”
Those planning on participating in the demonstrations and work stoppages organised in protest of the activation model for unemployment security should consider the impact of their actions on export-oriented companies in Finland, says Tomi Salo, the head of human resources at Valmet Automotive - writes helsinkitimes.fi.
“I hope from the bottom of my heart that when considering new actions you recognise their impact on export firms, which are fully dependent on customer satisfaction and their reliability as suppliers,” he wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
“It seems that it hasn’t been understood just how high and impactful the stakes are,” he lamented.
The Finnish Industrial Union revealed recently that it will stage a strike next Friday in an attempt to compel the government to backtrack on the activation model. Its strike will coincide with strikes staged by both the Finnish Transport Workers’ Union (AKT) and Construction Trade Union, as well as a demonstration organised by the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK).
The Industrial Union has estimated that up to 140,000 employees could take part in the 24-hour work stoppage.
Jari Lindström (BR), the Minister of Employment, has similarly urged the opponents of the activation model for patience by drawing attention to the negative impacts of the planned protests.
“The innocent party is always the one who suffers in protests such as these,” he reminded.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Martti Kainulainen – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi
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