Do Incomes Policies in Finland Have a Future?
The report by EVA’s managing director Sixten Korkman assesses bargaining between labour markets organizations as well as incomes policies and tripartite settlements.
A lot of public focus in Finland is on comprehensive incomes policy settlements. However, Korkman suggests that the backbone of the Finnish labour market system is not the comprehensive incomes policies or the tripartite settlements. The key feature is the negotiations between trade unions and employer confederations. Both are well organized and aim to maintain peace in the labour market and find solutions of mutual interest. This institutional setting can continue to serve our interests in the future if the organizations are able to promote greater decentralization of wage formation and thereby a better functioning of the labour markets.
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