European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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Support our colleagues in Finland


On Wednesday 3 October, our colleagues in Finland will defend the rights of all employees against unfair dismissal by going on a political strike.

The Finnish government has put forward a legislative proposal that undermines employees’ protection against unfair dismissal in companies with fewer than 20 employees.

“We cannot accept any weakening of protection against dismissal, which is fundamentally important security for employees. In practice, employees at small workplaces would be on an ongoing trial period and live in uncertainty. This would be utterly unreasonable for individuals”, says Veli-Matti Kuntonen, the President of SEL.

Alongside, Service Union United PAM is also strongly opposing the draft legislation and announced a political strike for 3 October in selected work places to voice its concern over the unfair relation between size of the company and different legislation in dismissal situations.

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Show your support now and send a letter of solidarity to our colleagues:

Henri Lindholm:
Kati Oksman:

Josetta Nousjoki:

EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.