My job - Equal rights. The SAK policy programme for 2011-2016


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Summary of draft version for SAK Congress on June 2011.

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My job - Equal rights. The SAK policy programme for 2011-2016

  1. 1. MY JOB – EQUAL RIGHTS O QU G SThe SAK policy programme for 2011–2016 26.5.2011 SAK 1
  2. 2. Strategic objectives of collective bargaining and other SAK activities d th ti iti1. A world of work that promotes social affluence2. A strong consensus society3.3 Full employment4. Comprehensive social security and a high standard of welfare services5. Strong organisational capacity 26.5.2011 SAK 2
  3. 3. A world of work that promotes social affluenceHuman rights in the world of work more and better jobsDecent work improves productivity and quality co-operation, progress, enhancement of skills skills d l kill delegatesMeaningful work promotes wellbeingFlexible working hours promoting health and respectingemployee needsCulture as a foundation for wellbeing 26.5.2011 SAK 3
  4. 4. A strong consensus societyA powerful role for social partners and tripartismPrinciple of solidarity – joint action by trade unionsPay settlements must improve purchasing powerA foundation in pay norms guided by solidarity: equal payfor equal work and a better deal for the low p q paid a minimum pay scale wage of EUR 1,800 per month 26.5.2011 SAK 4
  5. 5. A strong consensus societyMeasures to prevent evasion of employment obligationsImprovements in liability for the obligationsof subcontractors legal standing for trade unions subcontractors,when employee rights are infringedJob security and a guaranteed minimum wagefor employment bureau staffPenalty fines for collective agreement infringementsby employersImproved status for shop stewards andlabour protection delegates 26.5.2011 SAK 5
  6. 6. Aiming for full employmentA better employment situation must be the main aimof economic and taxation policyVocational qualifications for allEffective, high standard employment policyRe-employment services available to all jobseekerswithin 3 months, with quality criteriafor re-employment trainingEnterprise quotas for employeeswith reduced working capacity 26.5.2011 SAK 6
  7. 7. Aiming for full employmentWhole-career skills development and a training guaranteeA universal right to freedom from discrimination at workPromotion of cultural diversity in the workplaceDiscretion in use of foreign labour, regulatory control,immigrant integrationThe keys to growth in business policySupport for innovationBusiness liability, competition policy, the grey economy 26.5.2011 SAK 7
  8. 8. Security and servicesImproved coverage of social securityI d f i l itSafeguards for the level and financing of earnings-relatedpensionsImproved unemployment benefits, and an end to means-testing for labour market subsidy a shorter employment history condition for unemployment benefit 26.5.2011 SAK 8
  9. 9. Security and servicesIncorporation i social security of fl ibl elementsI ti in i l it f flexible l tproviding incentive for workA sustainable policy for prolonging working careers better working conditions, prevention of incapacity, increased employment rateFlexibility in family leaveReduced health disparities and shorter guarantee periodsfor treatment 26.5.2011 SAK 9
  10. 10. Strong organisational capacitySensitivity and the ability to use new lobbying channelsMore flexible and member-oriented practices pA new trade union training strategy focused on supportingelected representatives and improving their skillsStrengthening of social lobb ing work lobbying orkAn emphasis on electronic communicationsSAK is willing to initiate a debate gon amalgamating national labour confederations 26.5.2011 SAK 10