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Key facts for employees working in Finland

How long is the initial trial period in employment? How are wages determined? Where can I get help when there are problems at work? Straightforward answers to basic employee questions of this kind can be found in a new guide to working in Finland published by the national labour and employer confederations. This key information is now available online in English and Swedish.

Knowledge of principal rights and duties in working life is important to both employees and employers. Labour legislation sets out the basic rules of working life, while more detailed regulations are set out in collective agreements. The online guide to working in Finland provides links to further information available through the websites of trade unions, employers’ federations and other specialist agencies and organizations operating in working life in Finland.

The contents of the online guide to working in Finland have been compiled by the national labour and employer confederations of Finland (The Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava, The Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions - SAK, The Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK, The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Commission for Local Authority Employers in Finland KT, The Office for the Government as Employer VTML and The Church Employer’s Office KiT). These organizations will also update the information on the website every six months.

› The language versions of the online guide are available at www.guidetoworkinginfinland.fi