This blog discusses interesting developments in the Finnish (paper) industry in particular, but also pays attention to competition policy, industrial relations and other issues that influence working life. Recently I have been most interested in effects of the Eurocrisis on Industrial Relations. Occasionally I write in Finnish, when a national debate demands it (but since I am Dutch, my Finnish will not be quite perfect).
One other great interest of mine is music, especially improvised and avant-garde music. Occasionally I will share interesting live performances that I found on YouTube.
I am currently working as a researcher in the department of Social Research in the University of Turku. On the 8th of September I defended my dissertation entitled ‘The Finnish Paper Workers’ Union at a cross-roads: Labor Union Representativeness in a Changing Environment, 1980-2008.’ As a result, I am now a D.Sc. (Soc) or in Finnish, VTT. I work part-time as a post-doctoral researcher in the Turku Center for Labour Studies, of which I am also a board member (TCLS). I am a board member of Työelämän tutkimusyhdistys Ry (The Finnish Association of Work Life Research), which is now a member of ILERA.
This blog is another way to participate in public discussions about work, apart from the op-eds I occasionally write for Finnish newspapers. I wish to point out that all opinions are my personal opinions, and they do not in any way represent the opinions of the Turku Centre for Labour Studies or any other organization I am involved with.