JHL – your working partner

The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL offers you help and support all through your working life. Here you will find answers to many work-related questions.

JHL - your working partnerJHL safeguards the interests of its members and offers support and help in work-related issues. Through collective bargaining, JHL negotiates and influences issues such as:

  • the minimum pay
  • working hours
  • the entitlement to annual leave and sick leave and
  • employment security

JHL concludes collective agreements for the public and private welfare sectors.

JHL also promotes occupational safety and well-being of its members and is involved in drafting and concluding sectoral agreements and recommendations together with the employer organisations. JHL works actively to influence both statutory and agreement-based occupational safety measures.

The cooperation between employees and employers is based on the Act on Co-operation within Undertakings and/or a joint consultation agreement between the employer side and JHL, depending on the industry. Issues discussed concern the operations, development and rearrangement of the workplace, and the position of personnel.

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