SAK would set up new ministry to spur economic growth
The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) believes a new ministry should be established to spur economic growth and the creation of jobs in Finland. SAK on Thursday laid out its objectives for the upcoming parliamentary elections, proposing that all matters pertaining to housing, transport and land use be transferred under the purview of the new ministry – the Ministry of Built Environment.
The action plan unveiled by SAK, Hyvää (t)yötä Suomi, places a particular emphasis on employment and the quality of working life.
The new ministry would according to SAK bring jobs and employees closer together. “The objective is not to increase red tape – on the contrary, to reduce it,” said Olli Koski, the chief economist at SAK. Koski also estimated that one minister would be enough to run the ministry.