HELSINGIN SANOMAT
  INTERNATIONAL EDITION - HOME

   You arrived here at 09:55 Helsinki time Wednesday 3.9.2014

   HOME

   ARCHIVE

   ABOUT



   SUOMEKSI -
   IN FINNISH






Lauri Lyly to be new President of Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK)


Lauri Lyly to be new President of Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK)
 print this
Lauri Lyly (SDP), the current head of head of bargaining at the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), is to become the trade union umbrella organisation's new President.
      In an internal vote among the majority Social Democrat caucus on the SAK General Council on Thursday morning, Lyly defeated Petri Vanhala, the Secretary of the Paperworkers' Union, by 49 votes to 31.
     
The final decision on the new President was taken shortly after 1 p.m. at the full session of the General Council, when the organisation's Executive Board put forward the selection of Lauri Lyly and this was adopted unanimously.
      Lyly will initially be appointed for two years, or until the SAK Congress to be held in June 2011. Thereafter the likelihood is that he would get a further five-year term at the helm.
     
After Thursday morning's vote, Lyly surmised that his experience had tipped the scales in his favour, and the same view was taken by the beaten Vanhala, who commented "It was decided on experience, or alternatively SAK is not yet ready for reform."
      Vanhala said he does not intend to stand for the President's position in two years' time.
      Thereafter the next opportunity would come in 2016, "and then I would be too old", said Vanhala to Helsingin Sanomat.
      Lyly plans to announce later this afternoon how he intends to reform the central organisation when he takes over from Lauri Ihalainen, who retires after holding the top job since 1990.
      Ihalainen announced he would be leaving the position last November.


Links:
  SAK, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions

Helsingin Sanomat


  14.5.2009 - TODAY
 Lauri Lyly to be new President of Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK)

Back to Top ^