This is the site of the Lapland District of the Communist Party of Finland.
The street address (and post address) of our office is
SKP:n Lapin piiri
Järjestötalo, Kemintie 53
Our e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
WE SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN OF THE POST WORKERS
The attack of the employers must be stopped
The conservative policy of the Finnish government has encouraged the employers to demand significant cuts to the wages and other benefits of the workers. At this moment it is most clearly seen in the Finnish Post because of the ending of their previous collective agreement.
The employer organization of the Post demands significant cuts to the wages, worsening of the system of shift working and less compensation for the workers losing their jobs. In addition the employer wants to use much more temporary workers hired from outside.
The arrogance of the employers is seen in their plan to employ temporary workers already before the possible strike as strikebreakers. The employer has demanded that the permanent workers must train the temporary workers to do their work during the possible strike. The employer has however now backed off from this demand. The arrogance of the employer may also be a bit mitigated due to the decision of the Council for Mass Media. The council decided on the 19th of November that the warning given by the employer to the shop steward of the Northern area of Post was not appropriate. Reason for the warning was an interview of the shop steward he had given to the newspaper Lapin Kansa. In the interview he discussed the current problems of the Post.
The workers of the Post are now in the first line of the attack of the employers. If the employers now succeed in their plans, it will surely result in the worsening of collective agreements also for other Unions. Therefore all support is now necessary for the Post Workers Union.
Communist Party of Finland, Kemi region
Meeting of the Northern organizations of the Communist Parties in the Arctic region (June 2015)
The eight conference of the Northern organizations of the Communist Parties of the countries in the Arctic region was held in Ivalo, Finland on 12th to 14th June 2015.
Traditionally the Northern party organizations from Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway have participated in the annual meetings. This time also representative from the Communist Party of Denmark was present. Although Denmark itself does not belong to the Arctic region, Greenland (which belongs to Denmark) ja very much part of the Arctic.
The discussions dealt among others with the activities of the parties, environmental problems and the increased activity of NATO in the Arctic (see declarations).
International Debate on Women´s Rights (March 2015)
The Communist Party of Finland arranged international discussions on women’s rights in six towns. One of the discussions was in Kemi on the eve of the Internetional Women’s day on the 7th of March 2015.
Participating in the disvussions were from the left Juha-Pekka Väisänen (President of the Communist Party of Finland), Anne Sabourin (Communist Party of France), Jeannette Escanilla (Vänsterpartiet, Sweden) and Kerstin Tuomala (Communist Party of Finland, candidate in the parliament elections in April).
Lapland Distric 70 years
On the 8th of December 2014 we celebrated the 70 years of the Lapland district of the Finnish Communist Party.
Before 1944 the Communist Party was illegal in Finland and it operated in secret in underground. The victory of the Soviet Union from the nazis in 1944 made the public actions of the Communist Party possible.