Developing the negotiation system
In its programme, the Government outlined that the Finnish labour market negotiation system needs to be developed. The Government aims to strengthen the export-driven labour market model in order to boost Finland’s long-term competitiveness.
According to the entry in the Government Programme, provisions would be laid down in the Act on Mediation in Labour Disputes so that the general level of pay adjustments could not be exceeded by a settlement proposal issued by the National Conciliator’s Office or a conciliation board.
In addition, the Government will explore ways to prevent industrial action and promote voluntary mediation.
Nico Steiner, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, [email protected]