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The Finnish Metalworkers’ Union, the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries and Ruoka-Saarioinen awarded for achievements in well-being at work

The winners have spread the good practices either through setting an example or their own efforts resulting in aging employees having chosen to remain in employment longer.

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The 2010 National Prize for Innovative Practices in Employment and Social Policy awarded to two projects. The National Prize for Innovative Practices in Employment and Social Policy in 2010 was awarded jointly to Ruoka-Saarioinen Oy’s Sahalahti factory and the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries and the Finnish Metalworkers’ Union.

The winners have spread the good practices either through setting an example or their own efforts resulting in aging employees having chosen to remain in employment longer. The prizes were presented by the President of the Republic Tarja Halonen at a ceremony organised by the Fund for a National Prize for Innovative Practices in Employment and Social Policy on 7 October 2010. The prize sum for Ruoka-Saarioinen was 30,000 euro and the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries and the Finnish Metalworkers’ Union shared the same sum between themselves.

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The National Prize for Innovative Practices in Employment and Social Policy
The National Prize for Innovative Practices in Employment and Social Policy has been awarded every year since 2008 to a work community or an individual who has successfully contributed to the well-being at work of an ageing workforce. The prize can be awarded for an activity or innovation that has greatly promoted the well-being at work of older employees, supported their ability to cope with and stay on at work, or improved their working conditions or employment opportunities. The award is presented by the Fund for the National Prize for Innovative Practices in Employment and Social Policy.

The Fund for the National Prize for Innovative Practices in Employment and Social Policy has been jointly established by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Sitra. The initial capital of the fund is 300,000 €. It consists of equal investments by Sitra and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, which has allocated the 150,000 € prize presented to Finland by the Carl Bertelsmann Foundation for this purpose. The fund is managed by Sitra. The funds are to be used by 2017. The founders of the fund will make a decision on the recipient after consulting the Finnish Work Environment Fund.

The patron of the prize is the President of the Republic of Finland.

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