railway employee unions may join JHL
JHL (24.02.2010) The Trade Union for Public and Welfare Sectors JHL may
see a significant enlargement in membership in the beginning of 2012 with the addition of
16,000 railway workers and salaried employees. The latter two unions,
Rautatievirkamiesliitto (RVL) and Rautatieläisten Liitto (Railway Workers' Union), are
now examining together with the JHL the pros and cons of joining the JHL.
Primarily, the goal would be to strengthen efforts to safeguard employees'
interests in the rail traffic sector. Tram and metro employees are already members of JHL.
In a larger project, six transport and logistics sector unions are analysing possibilities
for an amalgamation. The goal of the project is to establish, in about four years, a new
union that would have some 100,000 rank and file members working in road, air and sea
traffic and in the postal services. The sixth union organises engine drivers.