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