Nordic countries: conflicting views on social dumping
The Nordic countries have chosen different strategies for how to fight social dumping. In Norway a Supreme Court judgement on working conditions in the shipbuilding industry has strengthened the trade unions’ roll. The Danish and Swedish governments are increasing workplaces controls. But there are always two sides to the coin. In Finland people are starting to wonder whether emigration from the Baltics in the long run will undermine the Baltic countries.
Veikko Strelnikov (picture above) moved from Estonia to Finland and has no plans to return to his home country:
“If you’re a good worker you get more work and are allowed to work overtime too”, he says.