According to Jokinen, the list he has compiled is based on extensive discussions with representatives of the Akava community.
“We want Akava to be a strong social builder. Social advocacy has become even more challenging. In the future, Akava will have to further clarify its priorities and pursue its objectives with greater determination. At the same time, we also acknowledge that not everyone is always happy with Akava’s advocacy priorities.”
Jokinen points out that the opinions and demands of the members towards unions are changing, and Akava must keep up with this development.
“Successful advocacy requires new, bold moves that everyone may not accept at first. Getting Akava’s message across requires a united front when the debate is heated. Having a President with a social media site is not enough, but the approved policy has to be promoted on a wide front. Public debate is a team sport.”