Pro's President Antti Rinne:
Working life element
of the new government programme is well balanced
The new government programme includes several goals held dear by Pro, such
as working life regulation, more training during working hours and
Trade Union Pro regards the new government programme as providing a good
basis for the development of working life and extended working careers.
The working life aspect of the programme is well balanced and directs
discussion on how to extend working careers into measurable, tangible
realities, Antti Rinne, the President of Pro proclaims.
According to Rinne, the 89-page document promises good three-tier
cooperation between the government and the labour market organizations. The
programme indicates that the government is strongly committed to advance
things by negotiating and agreeing, Rinne stresses.
He is also satisfied with the obligation being placed on the Ministry of
Employment and the Economy to prepare a proper development strategy for
working life. In addition, a three-tier task force will be nominated by the
government to make proposals on how to improve regulation of working life.
Pro is pleased with the commitment to analyse various forms of labour and
willingness to amend legislation to promote and further equality, regardless
of the extension and the juridical form of employment.
The programme includes a plan to improve employees' rights when it comes to
participating in training. If this is implemented, it will give the best
possible security to employees who find themselves in the midst of labour
market changes, Rinne says.