Labour market organisations put forth a joint discussion initiative on the impacts of digitalisation in workplaces

A joint discussion initiative on the impacts of digitalisation in workplaces was drafted by the labour market confederations Akava, the Confederation of Finnish Industries - EK, the Commission for Church Employers, Local Government and County Employers KT, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), Suomen Yrittäjät, the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK) and the Office for the Government as Employer (VTML). The initiative proposes four themes and presents questions to launch discussions on the topic. In accordance with the themes, workplaces are asked to consider ways in which digitalisation has changed their work and customer behaviour as well as the types of digital skills that every member of their work community should possess. 


The labour market organisations encourage employers and employees to jointly ensure that workplaces have the competence and drive to make the most of digitalisation. Successful utilisation of digitalisation can bring about significant improvements in terms of productivity, private and public services, the activities of the work community and well-being at work. Over the coming years and decades, some traditional work tasks will disappear or be handled in other ways. At the same time, however, the changes will give rise to new tasks, overall task areas and professions. It is important for workplaces to face this trend head on in a very prepared and systematic manner.

For the use of decision-makers and those involved in the development of working life, the labour market confederations also published a shared stance on the measures required for the promotion of digitalisation. Their viewpoint emphasises collaboration, investments in learning, safeguarding against excessive work tasks, ethical rules concerning algorithms and the utilisation of the potential presented by digitalisation.

Dialogue on the use of digitalisation in workplaces and industries

Common view of labour market confederations on digitalisation in workplaces


Additional information:

Juha Antila tel. +358 (0)50 575 1790,

Niilo Hakonen tel. +358 (0)40 820 6800,

Marjaana Laine tel. +358 (0)29 553 0304,

Joonas Mikkilä tel. +358 (0)45 129 6791,

Leila Kurki tel. +358 (0)400 798 959,

Anna Kaarina Piepponen tel. +358 (0)40 688 1472,

Piia Rekilä tel. +358 (0)44 300 9484,

Mika Tuuliainen tel. +358 (0)50 563 4729,