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JHL's rank and file members more eager than Union Council
to take industrial action so as to "teach" employers


JHL (20.07.2012 - Juhani Artto) Over 60 per cent (60.1) of JHL's rank and file members reply YES to the following claim: "Local chapters should be prepared to endorse industrial action more frequently to force employers to pay attention to personnel opinions in situations of change." Within the Union Council only a minority (43.4 per cent) share this conclusion.

Another significant difference concerns taxation of wage and salary earners. Almost 60 per cent (59.1) of the rank and file members support lowering the income tax wage and salary earners have to pay while only 41.5 per cent of the Union Council members think similarly.

And another clear difference in attitudes between the decision-makers and the rank and file members concerns international solidarity. Almost two thirds (62.1 per cent) of the Union Council members are ready to direct 0.7 per cent of JHL's membership dues to development aid and to the support of developing country trade unions. But among the rank and file member only 41.7 approve this initiative.

These figures have been calculated from rank and file members and Union Council members in response to the electronic questionnaire published by the union. The reply rate of the Union Council members has been high, 90 per cent. A summary of the differing attitudes between the Union Council members and the rank and file members was recently published by JHL's magazine Motiivi.