- Category: Business
- Created on 01 December 2015
Have you been to a junior soccer game recently? If the players are very young, a single star player shooting one goal after another may be enough for a team to win local championships. At that point, it’s not about team play, and passing the ball requires practice.
Alexander Stubb (NCP), the Minister of Finance, issued yet another apology for his mistake with percentages before delivering a lecture at the University of Tampere on Monday.
His apology was the centre of attention at the hastily-organised press conference. “I'd like to again offer my sincerest apology for the mistake I made at the Parliament last week by accidentally using a percentage that doesn't exist. I, and I alone, am responsible for that mistake,” Stubb emphasised to members of the media.
The parties embroiled in a dispute over the terms and conditions of employment in the postal sector approved on Monday a settlement proposal tabled by the National Conciliator, Minna Helle.
Both the sympathy strikes that started yesterday and the work stoppages staged by the Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) will consequently end, prompting Posti to announce that holiday mail and parcels will be delivered in time for Christmas.
The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) will continue the negotiations for a social contract on Monday, its steering committee has announced.
The steering committee convened yesterday evening for an extraordinary meeting called by Lauri Lyly, the president of SAK, after the Finnish Transport Workers' Union (AKT) announced on Thursday that it will abandon the ongoing negotiations.
A housing facility for under-age asylum seekers was evacuated in Kempele in the early hours of Saturday and the residents were transported to another facility in order to guarantee their safety, the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) reveals in a bulletin.
The evacuation is related to the suspected rape of an under-age girl in Kempele on Monday and a protest against the immigration policy adopted by the Government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) on Saturday.
The Finnish Transport Workers' Union (AKT) announced unexpectedly on Thursday that it will abandon the ongoing negotiations for a social contract, dealing a severe – if not fatal – blow to hopes of reaching the ever-important agreement on the terms and conditions of employment in several industries.
Jyri Häkämies, the director general at the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), estimated that an agreement cannot be found without AKT – for obvious reasons.
Service Union United (PAM) has urged all retail sector employees to stop performing tasks related to the operations of Posti between 2 and 4 December.
It is “necessary” to side with the Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) in its ongoing dispute with Posti, explains Ann Selin, the president of PAM. “We cannot accept the way employers have conducted themselves in the collective bargaining negotiations. The employers have sought to take the terms of employment and bargaining to a level that could spread also to other sectors,” she says in a bulletin released on Thursday.
Law enforcement officers have released one of two men taken into custody in connection with an ongoing rape investigation in Kempele, Northern Ostrobothnia.
“We were able to ascertain based on the interrogations that one of the men in custody had nothing to do with the incident and was not in the company of the injured party on the day of the incident. He was released this afternoon,” a police spokesperson said in a statement released by the Oulu Police Department on Wednesday.
Participation in early-childhood education among children aged six and younger is far less common in Finland than in other developed countries.
In France, for example, all three-year-old children are enrolled in early-childhood education, whereas the enrolment rate for their peers in Finland is no more than 70 per cent, finds an international education survey conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) sat down with his Minister of the Interior, Petteri Orpo (NCP), and Minister of Justice, Jari Lindström (PS), on Tuesday in the wake of a suspected rape in Kempele.
Two young men, aged 15 and 17, have been brought into custody in connection with the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in the municipality some ten kilometres south of Oulu on Monday. Local law enforcement officers have revealed that both of the suspects are of foreign origin but have yet to confirm whether or not they are asylum seekers.
Finnish authorities maintain the readiness to house asylum seekers in tents instead of accommodation facilities regardless of the fact that the number of asylum seekers arriving in the country has dropped considerably following a decision by Sweden to step up its border control efforts.
The number of asylum applications filed in Finland dropped last week to its lowest level since late August, to 837.
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