We want to protect our Nordic welfare state.
The basis for our welfare is a responsible, sustainable and long-term economic policy. If welfare is to be shared, it must be created persistently. Taking on more debt is not an alternative. More jobs create better welfare. The employment rate should be higher than 75%. This requires active measures both from political decision-makers and labour market organizations. We need to reform the labour market.
Most new jobs are created in small and medium-sized enterprises. Therefore, we need a business-friendly society in which businesses have good conditions to succeed and in which it is easy to employ people. Legislation should support and not hinder businesses. Taxation should encourage entrepreneurship.
We need a better occupational healthcare system. People should feel good at work. By reducing illness-related absence, occupational accidents and disability pension cases, we can achieve significant savings and improve everyday life for many people in Finland.
We want to
- create more jobs; the employment rate in the next parliamentary cycle should be over 75%
- direct a responsible, sustainable and long-term economic policy
- reduce state borrowing
- introduce a national programme for a better occupational healthcare system
- see a more gender-equal labour market
- see a solid parental leave reform
- secure the right to equal pay for equal work or work of equal value, regardless of gender
- make it easier to hire the first employee
- introduce a tax incentive for hiring young people
- give small businesses better conditions for growth
- have more local agreements between businesses and their employees
- scrap the needs test for foreign labour
- give the long-term unemployed real opportunities to return to work
- see more effective job centre services by allowing private employment agencies to support the public job centres, thus ensuring a better match between open vacancies and jobseekers
- make it easier for workers with partial working capacity to remain in and return to work
- compulsory deduction of debts from income should not be a block to working or setting up your own business