Key facts for employees
How long is the initial trial period in employment? How
are wages determined? Where can I get help when there are problems at
work? Straightforward answers to basic employee questions of this kind
can be found in a new guide to working in Finland published by the
national labour and employer confederations. This key information is
now available online in Swedish and English.
principal rights and duties of working life is important to both
employees and employers. Labour legislation sets out basic rules of
working life, while more detailed regulations are set out in collective
agreements. The online guide to working in Finland provides links to
further information available through the websites of trade unions,
employers' federations and other specialist agencies and organisations
operating in working life in Finland.
The contents of the online
guide to working in Finland have been compiled by the national labour
and employer confederations of Finland (The Confederation of Unions for
Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava, The Central
Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions - SAK, The Finnish Confederation of
Professionals STTK, The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK,
Commission for Local Authority Employers in Finland KT, The Office for
the Government as Employer VTML and The Church Employer's Office KiT).
These organisations will also update the information on the website
every six months.
The language versions of the online guide are available at