Rights Groups, Unions and Companies Urge EU to Make Labor Rights a Precondition of Resuming Thai Trade Negotiations

A group of 45 organizations composed of NGOs, trade unions, companies, and multi-stakeholder initiatives sent a letter today to Valdis Dombrovkis, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, urging the European Union to require labor reform in Thailand as a precondition to the resumption of trade negotiations with the Government of Thailand. Akava is one of the signatories of the letter along with other trade union condeferations in Finland.

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Hacking Higher Education Finland 2020 -final of the solution competition 16.9.2020 at 14:00 EEST (GMT+3)

Hacking Higher Education Finland is a competition aiming to shine a light on new, innovative solutions and practices for higher education service development, targeting i.e. students, alumni, staff, administration, regional, national or international cooperation between corporations or society.

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Sture Fjäder to continue as President of Akava

The union meeting of Akava elected Sture Fjäder as President of Akava with a vote of 578–292. Sture Fjäder has served as the President of Akava since 2011. The other candidate for President was Maria Teikari, Service Director for Social Science Professionals. The union meeting was held in Helsinki on 25 August and was attended by representatives from 33 Akava’s affiliates.

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The central labour market organisations: EU funding that supports investment and employment is in Finland’s interest

The coronavirus crisis has had an impact on the whole of the European Union, and it has led to an unprecedented health and economic shock. This is an exceptional situation beyond the control of single EU Member States. Cooperation is needed to overcome the pandemic, but also to recover from the economic crisis.

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The free Summer Job Helpline (Kesäduunari-info) provides advice for summer employees in problem situations

Today is the opening day of the Summer Job Helpline, provided jointly by the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), Akava and the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK). This year, all enquiries to the helpline will be handled by Anni Ritari, LL.B., M.Soc.Sc.

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Social partners’ proposals to help businesses in the corona crisis

A list of proposals aimed at easing the situation of companies hit by the corona crisis has been agreed by the trade unions and employers. The organisations are jointly proposing actions for the Finnish Government to take to amend labour law and reduce the burden on businesses. Akava has approved the joint proposals.

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