Why is this information needed? According to EU Parliament resolution 2008/2012 working hours (hours when the worker is physically present in the workplace) must be taken into account when the gender wage gap is calculated.
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According to EU Parliament resolution 2008/2012 working hours (hours when the worker is physically present in the workplace) must be taken into account when the gender wage gap is calculated.
2.The Finnish working time law gives restrictions to working hours of the employeesPauli Sumanen, 2013:Productive yearly working hours of full time working employees in Finland.
Answer: Not very much.
The official statistics of Statistics Finland does not give us figures of yearly working hours of full time working male and female employees
From the book 'Työelämän suurten muutosten vuosikymmenet' (The Decades of Big Changes in Working Life) you can find the figures: Full time working men work 1800 hours per year, women 1600 hours (page 118). Study of Päivi Keinänen. Her study is based on the data from the Labour Force Survey 2008 of Statistics Finland.
Some information is explicitely got from the figure: Working hours per sector, (Tilastokeskus: 'Selvitys työaikojen tilastoinnista Suomessa ja kansainvälisesti', Laura Hulkko, 'Working times in the Labour Force Survey of Finland', page 25)
Tilastokeskus (Statistics Finland): Iiris Niemi, Hannu Pääkkönen: 'Ajankäytön muutokset 1990-luvulla', (Changes in time use between 1990-2000): 1999-2000
Pauli Sumanen 2013 Pääkkönen: 'Ajankäytön muutokset 1990-luvulla', (Changes in time use between 1990-2000): 1999-2000
Two new studies of weekly/yearly working hours of full time working male and female employees
1. Weekly/yearly working hours from the Time Use Survey of Statistics Finland 3/1999 – 2/2000
2. Weekly/yearly working hours from the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland IV / 2007
In the Finnish working time law there is a restriction that a normal week is max. 40 hours. Moreover you can do overtime work 250 hours and locally negotiating 80 hours. If we have 46 working weeks per year that means 2170 hours per year = 47,2 hours per week.
About 15 % of men and 5 % work weekly more than 50 hours. Do they work against the spirit of the law? Not all, because you can work less next week.
The book Julkunen Raija - Nätti Jouko - Anttila Timo: Aikanyrjähdys (The time is shifted), Keskiluokka työn puristuksessa (The middle class in the press of work) tells that in the white collar middle class 23 % of men and 12 % of women worked ”normally” more than 50 hours per week.
So it seems obvious that a significant amount of the employees work against the spirit of the law.
In Helsingin Sanomat Kuukausiliite 7/2011 there was an interwiev of world famous brain surgeon Juha Hernesniemi.
He goes to work at 5 am every morning and says that he works in a ”normal” week about 100 hours. He operates 400-500 patients per year. Until now he has had about 13 000 operations and he thinks that he continues his work until he is about 73 years of age.
Is he a hero or stealing work from others?