in Sweden it is more, in Finland less: Mutual trust between managers and between workers.
It is exactly what Ralf Holmlund trying to grow a tradition in the engineering company wärtsilä board of directors. He has represented the workers for eight years on the board as full member.
This year the trust has been put to the test, when the rapid global economic twists and turns have driven the company to reduce its workforce already two times. Just finished in others the co-operation negotiations ended in the dismissal in Finland of 92 people.
pääluottamus person to Holmlund has represented staff and managerial staff for ten years. In that time, Wärtsilä has been the co-operation negotiations nineteen times.work in the company advantage is the most important thing, but it would also accrue to the benefit of employees, Holmlund said.Marten Lampén / Yle
Actually, they handled the head of this firm and not the government, but still Holmlund has had to make himself clear whether he will drive the government in the first instance of the company or the workers ' issue.
Yes, I have tried the thing clearly. When the company can well, staff may very well, he said.
it May sound like the cabinet of liturgi over, but the voice, that the man is serious.
that's Why not have to ask, what the 185 year old engineering company in the floor-level employees think their holmlund's role. The board discussed things you can't always tell ahead, although I maybe would do, but holmlund's view, confrontation will not work. Management and employees are in the same boat.
– Not always widely understood. Always is human fates and difficult situations. Then do not always see what the decisions behind it, Holmlund design the yt-situation bleak in atmosphere.Holmlundilla has two roles: pääluottamus person in Vaasa and the staff representative of the company's board of directors. Antti six cape / YleMarkkinavoimat familiar with the board
the Biggest global economic realities Holmlund is allowed to see the board first hand. Trump and china's trade war brings uncertainty and the realization sets in world trade. Ships and plant construction is postponed, wärtsilä's orders will fall and people have to split fire. Familiar co-worker's name to view the dismissal of claims on the list.
– Yt-starting point of the negotiations was a big one, fortunately, was it dropped more than half off.
more Than 30 years ago Holmlund came Wärtsilään first a consultant, then the designer and the warranty manager. One of the first tasks was to be involved in drawing new factories in Leningrad. Although factories in the Soviet union never launched.
for Ten years steward as has been the educational experience. According to him, sometimes the confidence of a man who "shout and resist harder". But whether Holmlund successful bridge builder?
It is my pääsasia in the task, being able to gain confidence on both sides. I would argue, hand on heart, that I have succeeded.
the Trust is required, inter alia, local the agreement. That threshold is often that the workers suspected the employer exaggerated the company's misfortunes and haggle salary for it under the guise of.
in Sweden, confidence is more robust than in Finland. This conclusion came Jukka Ahtela when comparing Finland's competitor countries, the labour market to labour market to make its report. Ahtela was previously a confederation of the director and acting. the kingdom of the mediator. According to him, the Swedish labour market system is characterised by long contract culture.wage and Salary earners is not a common position
the Membership is to be that the employees would let the current number of the company's administration. Now the law gives workers the right of representation of companies with at least 150 employees. The membership is according to the limit should be lowered "significantly" (switch to another service).
Also a SAK in the eu collective expert Ismo Kokko wants to, that the staff representative would expand the current considerably smaller company. Overall, according to the company size should be defined as the same as the statutory scope of the law, i.e. 20-30 twin size enterprises.
instead, employers EK:in the application of not to the current extend.EK:n legal director Markus Äimälä not want to firms, the current wider obligations of staff representation. Markku Pitkänen / Yle
We current 150 employee limit is in place, said EK's counsel Markus Äimälä .
the Border and its transfer should form some sort of view, where the co-operation law reform. Yt-laws working group (move to another service) should get ready for the next by the end of march.
the Overall situation, according to the border lower the also need to ensure that staff representation is not directed to a siding.
Sometimes I hear, for example, laajenneteuista leadership groups, involving staff representation, but the decisions made at the annual executive committee without employee representatives.Confidence more, but not lakipa a week
Äimälä believes that workers ' representation on boards can increase the flow of information and trust, but to all companies, it does not fit. Issue to be decided should be left to the companies. EK:in reminded that development is going in the right direction, and things like legislation to control the current more.
the Same witness the Work and ministry of the measurement. (you move to another service) It according to many things going in the right direction: 2000s, workers and management relations are perceived to have changed more transparent and equitable way.
EK:n Äimälä said that confidence-building is better in everyday dealings with than by requiring workers to governments by law. Trust is built on persons.
in – person chemistry is important, and that both parties seek to understand each other.
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