Great trade union achievements

Without Finnish trade unions, employees would have none of the rights which are taken for granted today:

  • Eight-hour working days / 40-hour working weeks
  • Overtime pay
  • Paid annual holiday
  • Sick leave pay
  • Maternity and parental leave
  • Pension
  • Earnings-related unemployment security

Trade unions must conduct continuous negotiations in order to hold on to the obtained benefits. The more employees join a trade union, the more powerful and credible the union is in negotiations.