The representative body of trade union Nousu has decided that Nousu will become a member of Trade Union Pro, effective from 1 January 2022.
Nousu’s chair Kari Ahola explains the background for first considering cooperation with Pro and the eventual decision of joining them.
“Employers’ federations have changed their mode of operation in recent years, taking a harder approach to lobbying. The fervent desire of employers to call the shots, with employees’ pay and rights kept at the legal minimum, is not how a just society should work, and this is something that employees should refuse to accept.
Employee organisations must also change with the times. We are weak when scattered, but strong when united. Nousu’s decision brings the financial sector and its lobbying under the same roof. Nousu’s excellent assets are supplemented by the equally excellent resources of Trade Union Pro. Our members will get new members benefits and better services. With two of Finland’s finest trade unions working together, the expectations are obviously high.”
“The preparations for this move have taken place in an excellent atmosphere. Nousu’s strong lobbying has been impressive in the Nordea Group. We are looking forward to working together with Pro employee representatives, and warmly welcome all Nordea employees as Pro members,” says Trade Union Pro’s chair Jorma Malinen.
We will be providing more information to our members in the near future.
Trade union Nousu’s chair Kari Ahola, tel. +358 50 324 1458
Trade Union Pro’s chair Jorma Malinen, tel. +358 576 0389
Trade union Nousu is a trade union for all employees, managers and experts working for Nordea Bank Oyj and its subsidiaries. Nousu is part of Trade Union Unio, a member of STTK. Nousu is involved in negotiating a general collective agreement for the financial sector. Nousu has about 4,000 members.
Trade Union Pro has a total of some 120,000 members, working in expert and managerial positions in industry, the financial sector, ICT and communications, service sectors and the public sector. Pro is a member of the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK).