The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) and its affiliated trade unions have launched a joint campaign to boost voting activity among working people in the spring parliamentary elections.
The Vaalistaja (Electoral Enlightener) campaign will highlight election debate topics that are important to workers. These include issues of income and purchasing power, the quality and safety of work life, public services and income transfers.
Typically, only about half of Finland’s working population exercise the right to vote in parliamentary elections. The Vaalistaja campaign will particularly target employees under 35 years of age. It will also encourage union members to discuss the parliamentary elections at workplaces, and provide materials to help them decide how they vote.