Today the letters YT have a special, rather negative ring in Finnish work life. The abbreviation refers to a law (Yhteistoimintalaki) which was originally meant to ensure genuine cooperation between employers and employees with the aim to improve working conditions and the well-being of the employees. The earlier positive reputation of YT cooperation must be restored, as it is an important tool for tackling the big ongoing changes in work life, reminds the latest issue of Telma.
18.9.2013 Ergonomics is simple
Ergonomics arises from everyday ideas and improving things together. Ergonomics is a part of good business: it increases productivity and reduces sickness absences. The latest Telma tells us that ergonomically good solutions can be achieved as easily as bad ones.
22.5.2013 Structures do not guarantee work ability
The task of the occupational health service is simple: to promote the health of employees and to prevent work-related diseases. But the nature of work has changed, heavy manual jobs have been replaced by light office work and telework – so occupational health services also need structural renovation, explains the theme article of the new Telma.