Finland seeks to cut labour costs

Finland’s centre-right government announced on Monday plans to cut the cost of labour by five percent to boost competitiveness and revive Finland’s slumping economy. “The goal is to improve competitiveness by reducing unit labour costs by five percent and to improve employee security” in dismissal situations, Prime Minister Juha Sipila said at a press conference. Unit labour cost is an economic indicator used by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and it measures the average cost of labour per unit of output.

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