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työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö

Ihalainen: New EU directive to improve the posted workers’ position in labour market

Minister of Labour Lauri Ihalainen is satisfied that the European Parliament decided in its session on 16 April 2014 to pass the enforcement directive on the posting of workers. The measure compels employers to abide by the terms of employment of posted workers in practice.


Access to feed-in tariff sought for experimental offshore wind power projects

The Government is proposing that demonstration offshore wind power projects could be taken into the feed-in tariff system for electricity produced by wind power, even if the State had also granted investment support for their construction.


Rapporteur Wallin: Berry pickers to be employed and salary taxable

Rapporteur Markku Wallin, who has examined the working conditions of foreign seasonal workers who come to Finland to pick berries in the forests, proposes that contracts of employment be established between pickers and the companies that buy berries and that the work is subject to an employment relationship.