What is this all about?

Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) is about to renew their ticket system into a new zone based system. At the same time they are thinking about renewing their student discounts once again. Earlier we have been demanding equality for students over 30 years old so that they would also get the discount (Helsingin Sanomat Sep 17th 2018). HSL thinks that after expanding the right for the discount there is no other chance but to lower the percent down from the 50%. We think that the discount can not be lowered and that the 50% discount must be same for all students.

What does METKA do?

METKA together with the World Student Capital network is influencing the board of HSL to retain the discount. We have been actively contacting the board members of HSL and continue the meetings. We are also now campaigning in social media to rise awareness on the subject. Read more on WSC blog.

What can You do?

Right now you can take part in our campaign in social media by telling HSL and WSC why the 50% discount is so important for You. Tag @HSL and @WSC ad use the hashtag #säilytetään50%. We aim to get more concrete examples to the table when negotiating about the case!

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