Office of the Cooperation Ombudsmans 

The Cooperation Ombudsman operates autonomously within the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and performs his or her supervision duty independently. The term of office is five years.

Joel Salminen acts as the Cooperation Ombudsman. 

Tasks of the Cooperation Ombudsman

Among other things, the Cooperation Ombudsman:
supervises compliance with

  • the Act on Co-operation within Undertakings (1333/2021),
  • the Act on Co-operation within Finnish and Community-wide Groups of Undertakings (335/2007)
  • the Act on Employee Involvement in European Companies (758/2004) as well as
  • the Act on Personnel Funds (934/2010)

    and the implementation of their objectives

  • gives advice on the application of the aforementioned legislation
  • promotes and improves cooperation between employers and employees, and implements other personnel representation systems.
  • supervises the operation and administration of the personnel fund
  • maintains the personnel funds register.

   The Cooperation Ombudsman has the right to, for example:

  • obtain, secrecy provisions notwithstanding and without a charge, the information and documents required in the supervision duty
  • perform an investigation in an undertaking in the extent required by the supervision duty
  • present a matter for preliminary investigation if sanctions are imposed for breach of an act of law.

   Read more about the Office of the Cooperation Ombudsman and its tasks