Month: October 2020

Pro engages in organisational politics at the expense of employees

Pro is currently hammering a commerce sector company, Suomen Kotidata, with a one-month strike. However, the Finnish Commerce Federation has still not received a single specified employment or pay-related dispute to resolve, even though the company has had a PAM shop steward, the other party to the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector, for years. Is this Pro’s way of settling individual employees’ employment-related issues?

The importance of quality on the rise – the coronavirus situation is changing consumers’ purchase paths, but for how long?

The 24/7 opening hours of online stores has become the most common reason for online purchases. This is a significant observation when analysing the international competitiveness of Finnish online stores. During the pandemic, the importance of premium products has increased in several product groups, such as outdoor equipment and sports. This insight is also important for the Christmas shopping season, which is about to begin, since more and more consumers may be willing to invest in quality instead of low prices.

Pro began a one-month strike at Kotidata – what is going on?

Despite the firm and concrete development measures adopted at Kotidata, Trade Union Pro will today launch a strike that may last for up to one month, with disastrous consequences to the company. Blind to this, Trade Union Pro is determined to force the company to comply with the collective agreement for the ICT sector, which is not applicable to Kotidata.

The Finnish Commerce Federation and the Federation of Finnish Enterprises: Safe shopping keeps the wheels of the economy turning

Stores are working persistently to ensure a safe environment for working and shopping. Operators in the sector propose that the Government impose risk-based restrictions, targeting places where the risk for contracting the virus can truly be reduced. Communication also needs to be clearer. The corona emergency brake should not be pulled in vain, since its use increases uncertainty, which is ruinous to the economy and employment.