Päivi Niemi-Laine, President of Trade Union JHL, emphasises that the union is aiming for a sustainable pay regime for its occupational sectors. The union is also aiming for general pay raises which would secure purchasing power.
Arkea’s merciless line of cuts is back on the agenda – JHL will start a strike in Arkea on Wednesday 17 November
Arkea Oy, owned by the City of Turku, is again planning to switch to another employer union and transfer the employees to be covered by cheaper collective agreements. The Central Administration of the city has given its blessing to the plan. The city management feels that the savings programme that was previously agreed on is not enough anymore.
In the collective agreement negotiations, Trade Union JHL will be aiming for clear pay raises that will level out unjustified differences in pay. Working hours need to be improved too, in order for JHL’s star professionals to do their work better.
Practical nurses, children’s nurses, child and youth welfare workers: JHL takes care of your pay and other terms and conditions of your employment. The collective agreement for the private social services sector is a generally binding agreement, meaning that its provisions also concern non-organised employers.
The collective agreement lays down the minimum conditions observed in the employment of disabled persons’ personal assistants when the employer is the disabled person him-/herself.
The employers' association, the Technology Industries of Finland announced on 25 March that it will pull out of the national collective bargaining system. It has established a new association, which will henceforth handle all matters connected to collective bargaining.
Chiara Costa-Virtanen, 32, lives in Helsinki, Finland, and works in the public sector. She is also the proud mother of a lovely Finnish-Italian child.
The new collective agreement for employees and supervisors within tourism, restaurant and leisure services was born under very special circumstances. The agreement was approved on 1 October and covers some 75 000 employees.
A new collective agreement for the state sector came into effect at the beginning of April.
Unpaid work will now end in the mechanical forestry industry also, the Industrial Union says. The new collective agreement for sawmills and plywood factories drops the notorious 24 annual unpaid working hours, which was effectively steamrolled into collective agreements in 2016 by Finland's then right-wing Government.
Press journalists’ new collective agreement replaces the 24 unpaid annual working hours with 7.5 hours of paid training
The press journalists' new collective agreement follows the general line of pay rises and ditching of the 24 unpaid extra working hours included in the old agreement.
Just a day before a strike was due to start in the facilities services, the Service Union United PAM reached agreement on a new collective agreement in the sector on 17 February.
Pay deals end disputes in chemical and paper industry and for white-collar employees in the technology industry
Three major collective agreement conflicts have ended in agreement. Now there are collective agreements in the chemical and paper industry and for white-collar employees in the technology industry. The pay rise approximates 3.3 per cent generally and with 25 month agreements.
The long and complicated electricians strike took a step towards a solution. The Board of the Finnish Electrical Workers' Union accepted on 30 January company level agreements with Konecranes and Valmet Automotive.
The Industrial Union has announced a strike from 9 to 11 December. It will cover 35,000 employees from the technology, chemical, wood product and special branches sectors.