This week in Finland –  No effect expected

This week in Finland -  No effect expected

No effect expected

A WAGE increase of 3.2 per cent spread over a two-year period is becoming the standard in the series of collective bargaining negotiations conducted this autumn, according to economists.  They estimate that such an increase will neither improve nor seriously undermine relative competitiveness.

Clever post-boomers

ECONOMISTS and researchers have expressed concern about projections that the decades-long increase in educational attainment could all but stop in the early 2020s. The age group born in the 1970s is for the present set to remain the most educated.

Carers on the move

TENS OF thousands of employees may have to move from the public to private sector if social and health care customers are granted greater freedom of choice over their service provider as part of the social and health care reform to be implemented in Finland in 2020.

Arrived at last

METRO services between Ruoholahti, Helsinki, and Matinkylä, Espoo, will commence tomorrow (Saturday).  The historic and long-awaited announcement of the commencement of services on the 14-kilometre extension of Helsinki Metro was made by Suvi Rihtniemi, the chief executive of Helsinki Region Transport (HSL).

Too many taxes

Kai Mykkänen (NCP), the Minister of International Trade and Development, believes Finnish businesses may be paying hundreds of millions of euros in unnecessary tariffs due to their failure to fully utilise the trade agreements negotiated by the European Union.

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