Labor markets

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There is no legislation on specific minimum salaries in Finland. Instead, the Finnish system of collective bargaining agreements (CBA) has evolved into an effective tool for negotiating minimum measures of employment contract between employees and employers. Various CBA tools allow this system to resolve disputes in the labour market.

The institutions and legislation for the labour markets have developed over time and through various internal crises. Find out the measures and historical choices that left the Finns with effective conflict managing tool to build trust and manage conflicts in the labour market.

You can also visit a Finnish company to learn more about managing disputes in Finnish companies and the role of employee representative.

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