FINLAND - unions want clampdown on fixed-term jobs

Finland
Unions have expressed their concern at the level of fixed-term in employment in the public sector in Finland which at 24.2% is higher than the private sector at 12.7%. Overall Finland has the fourth highest rate of fixed-term employment in the European Union. Public sector trade unions are particularly worried about the fact that fixed-term employment affects more women than men in the public sector and is an obstacle to closing the gender pay gap. [Read more at > EIRO->http://www.eiro.eurofound.ie/2005/06/feature/fi0506202f.html]

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