Women Employment in Urban Public Transport Sector

WISE - Work Meetings: Helsinki

On the 12th/13th of May 2011, for the second Work Meeting, the Steering Committee has visited Helsinki. The discussion in the Scandinavian city with the the local organisations was very fruitful and has provided an interesting insight into the urban public transport industry, not only in Helsinki but also in Finland.
Apart from the planned meetings with local urban public transport companies (Nobina, PL and PKL), trade unions (AKT and ERTO) as well as labour market experts, training institutes and apprentices of Helsinki and surroundings, the EU-project team enjoyed the city during the evening program.


Representatives of the company "PL - Oy Pohjolan Liikenne Ab": Merja Peippo-Vainio (White-collar workers
occupational health and safety representative) and Anita Ahonen (Training Director) in discussion with
Manager Antti Kosloff and Traffic Foreman Anders Hagman


Meeting of the Steering Committee (right) with local training institutes and apprentices of the sector


Presentation of Mr. Tuomo Alanko, teacher of Turku Vocational Institute


Presentation of Mr. Aarno Lybeck, training manager of TTS Education, Vantaa

Evening program after the first meeting day
Sylviane Delmas, Annick Dieu, Mari Vasarainen and Marinela Angelescu (from left to right) at the harbour waiting for the ship Orthodox church and sugar cube building close to the Helsinki harbour
Annick Dieu enjoying the sightseeing tour in a traditional cable car Project members Birthe Josephson, Jean Dekindt, Sylvian Delmas, Mari Vasarainen and Gereon Stock (from left to right) enjoying the cable car sightseeing tour
Senate Square and Lutheran Cathedral Oldest building in Helsinki (1757) with a German cable car in the front
Boat trip from the harbour to the "Suomenlinna Fortress Island(s)" Sunset on the Island's harbour


Helsinki's public transport in motion