Information on the Cooperation Ombudsman online service

Content of web service

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is responsible for the Cooperation Ombudsman website. The online service is available in Finnish and Swedish, and partly in English.

The front page contains current issues and information on the Office of the Cooperation Ombudsman and its activities. 

The cooperation section includes information on continuous dialogue, change negotiations, administrative representation and group cooperation. Answers to frequently asked questions, instructions, statements by the Cooperation Ombudsman and a supervision request are also available in the section. 

The personnel fund section provides information on personnel funds. The section also includes document templates and a link to the personnel fund application. 

The legislation section contains the most important Acts related to cooperation, government proposals concerning them and legal cases. 

The contact information section includes a presentation of the Office of the Cooperation Ombudsman and contact details. 



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