Finland has as goal to boost labor migration while also combating foreign labor exploitation.
The recent revelations about the abuse of migrant workers have highlighted the importance of collaboration among different operators. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has formed a new advisory council to help combat the abuse of foreign employees and enterprises.
For the period 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment appointed an advisory board on terms of employment and permit surveillance of foreign workers and entrepreneurs on December 21, 2021.
The advisory board is a group of experts made up of representatives from various government agencies as well as labor market and industrial policy organizations.
Its mission is to foster collaboration in topics relating to foreign worker employment terms and worker and entrepreneur residence permits.
The board also intends to facilitate information flow between authorities, monitor the progress of supervision of terms of employment and permits for foreign workers and entrepreneurs, and make statements on these issues.
“The exploitation of foreign labour is a phenomenon that must be eradicated through close cooperation between different operators in society. The new advisory board is an important step towards combating exploitation and raising awareness of phenomena related to it,” says Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen.