Trade Union JHL has declared a ban on overtime and shift swaps for the municipal sector. The ban will start at 12.01 am on 7 March 2022. The purpose of the ban is to speed up the collective agreement negotiations that broke down in the municipal sector. See here for instructions on what to do.
The ban on overtime and shift swaps concerning the municipal sector will start on Monday 7 March 2022 at 12.01 am. The ban will end on Sunday 13 March 2022 at 11.59 pm.
When the ban on overtime is in force, employees only work regular working hours.
During a ban on shift swaps, everyone complies with the confirmed shift roster.
JHL members can work overtime and swap shifts until 11.59 pm on Sunday 6 March, but not after that.
Those covered by the ban
JHL member, if you work in one of the following agreement sectors, the ban on overtime and shift swaps concerns you:
- General collective agreement for the municipal sector (KVTES)
- municipal collective agreement for the education sector (OVTES)
- municipal collective agreement for technical personnel (TS)
- municipal collective agreement for hourly paid personnel (TTES).
- collective agreement for the health and social services sector (SOTE)
Those not covered by the ban
The ban on overtime and shift swaps does not apply to office-holders covered by municipal-sector agreements.
In addition, family day carers working in their own home, three-family day carers, and people integrated into working life have been ruled out of the ban on overtime and shift swaps.
In addition, work tasks that must be performed in order to protect life and health are ruled out of the ban.
Work asks that concern general safety or safeguarding of assets, that cannot be postponed to a later point in time, have also been ruled out of the ban on overtime and shift swaps.
Those covered by the ban, here’s what to do
- Do not work overtime or accrue flex hours during a ban on overtime.
- Do not be on call or travel, in case your working hours extend to overtime work during the time you are on call or travelling outside your working hours.
- During a ban on shift swaps, you have to comply with the confirmed shift roster. The ban on shift swaps concerns a shift swap suggested by the employer. You can swap shifts with your co-worker if you’ve already been able to do so in accordance with established practice.
Also check the labour market FAQs related to the ban on overtime and shift swaps: https://www.jhl.fi/en/faq-topic/industrial-actions-and-strikes/
Update your membership information
Go to myJHL to check your membership information. Make sure that your personal information (phone number, e-mail address, employer and workplace information) is up to date. Also remind your co-workers to update their information!
You should primarily contact your shop steward or regional office.
Check the labour market FAQs for questions and answers related to the ban on overtime and shift swaps: https://www.jhl.fi/en/faq-topic/industrial-actions-and-strikes/
In matters related to the ban on overtime and shift swaps, you can call 010 77 03 311 during the hours on duty:
- 2 to 4 March 2–7 pm
- 6 March 12–4 pm
- 7 to 11 March 9 am – 3 pm
In addition, you can call these numbers during the hours on duty, if necessary:
- 046 619 4811
- 041 811 1313
You can also send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions are primarily answered during the hours on duty.