#Rights4AllSeasons campaign raises awareness of the rights of seasonal workers
While work may be seasonal in nature, that does not hold for the rights of workers.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is implementing the #Rights4AllSeasons campaign of the European Labour Authority (ELA), aiming to recall the rights of seasonal workers, support employers in meeting their obligations, and safeguard fair terms of employment.
A number of recent laws and other measures prepared at the Ministry are also set to combat the prevent the exploitation of seasonal workers and other foreign labour. The Working in Finland brochure, to be published on 15 June 2021, and the multilingual counselling service, which is available during the summer season, will share information on the rights of workers and provide advice and guidance in case workers suspect abuse or misuse.
The #Rights4AllSeasons campaign will start across the EU on 15 June and run until the end of October. The campaign site contains advice and guidance to seasonal workers working in Europe and to employers offering seasonal employment.
Besides the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the other Finnish participants in the ELA campaign include Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Regional State Administrative Agency, Finnish Immigration Service, Social Insurance Institution of Finland, employment administration, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), Federation of Agricultural Employers (MTA) and Union of Fruit and Berry Farmers in Finland.
#Rights4AllSeasons campaign, Laura Perheentupa, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 064 940, or email to: laura.perheentupa(at)tem.fi
Working in Finland brochure,Tero Mikkola, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 504 7290, or email to: tero.mikkola(at)tem.fi
Helpline, Olli Sorainen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 8022, or email to: olli.sorainen(at)tem.fi