The new provisions on discounts will enter into force on 28 May and, from that date, consumers will have to be informed, in addition to the discount or offer price of the goods, of the lowest price at which the goods have been sold to consumers in the 30 days preceding the campaign. This requirement does not apply to perishable foods or discounts targeted at a limited number of consumers, such as loyalty programme offers.
The Finnish Commerce Federation and the Union of Private Sector Professionals ERTO will start negotiations on collective agreements in the optical sector on Tuesday, 1 March 2022. The Finnish Commerce Federation will release information about the progress and results of the negotiations on the Kauppa.fi website in the Negotiating World section.
According to the Finnish Commerce Federation, there are serious mismatch problems between the unemployed and vacancies in Finland, and problems in the availability of labour are also a familiar phenomenon in the commerce sector. The reform of the social security system should be accelerated and the incentive traps should be dismantled in order to make it profitable to accept and work every working hour. On Friday, 11 February, the government decided on new employment measures.
A new Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector has been made, covering 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2024.
The Finnish Commerce Federation and the Service Union United PAM reached an understanding on the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector late on Tuesday, 1 February 2022. The Finnish Commerce Federation describes the solution as moderate, but also sees that maintaining and developing the competitive strength of the industry will require more extensive, structural reforms in the future.
According to the Finnish Commerce Federation, over the next two years, the increase in turnover in retail trade will be mainly due to the increase in world market prices. The cost of raw materials and energy in particular will lead to higher prices. In the last quarter of last year, the growth in turnover was based solely on the increase in prices. After the pandemic period, employment in the retail sector is expected to decline.
For most young people, applying for both summer jobs and higher education are the most significant spring-time events. The Finnish Commerce Federation, which represents companies and employers in the commerce sector, will present one of Finland's largest industries in a diverse way on the website Kannattavakauppa.fi, which is designed to attract young people.
According to a study carried out by the Finnish Retail Research Foundation at the end of last year on 15-30 November 2021, Finns’ willingness to shop in physical stores has increased: three out of four people say they were happy to go to the store, while only 44 per cent of the respondents thought so … Continued
Finnish Commerce Federation and Service Union United PAM negotiations’ result is approved by parties’ administrations. Salary increases are 2.0% as of 1 May 2022. A more thorough negotiations’ result’s content will be announced later on.
Finnish Commerce Federation and Service Union United have achieved negotiations’ result late on Tuesday, 1 February 2022. Negotiations’ result needs to be approved in both parties administrations. The content of the negotiations will be announced later within a few days provided that the administrations give their approval. Both administrations gather tomorrow afternoon. Finnish Commerce Federation … Continued