Confederation sets out main bargaining demands


The KESK public sector confederation has set out its main demands for the public sector negotiations that started at the beginning of August. The priority will be restoring the 8.5% loss in purchasing power for public sector workers over the last two years and along with a further increase to cover  inflation that the confederation estimates to be higher than 50% in contrast to the official figure of just over 30%. The other key demands include ending privatisation, increasing public investment and public employment, reducing working time and strengthening job security. KESK also wants action on precarious employment noting that between 2014 and 2021 the increase in permanent employment was only 8% compared to the 362% rise in temporary contracts.

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