A local branch is a member's home base. Local branches work to improve the working conditions of their members. They also provide recreational activities.
(Heikki Jokinen, 20 February 2018)
Helsinki (15.02.2018 - Heikki Jokinen) Collective agreements for the public sector are beginning to take shape. The solution to breaking the deadlock in negotiations was to come up with a novel one-off payment for employees to compensate for the lost holiday bonus.
Helsinki (08.02.2018 - Heikki Jokinen) A large number of public sector collective agreements expired at the end of January. Negotiations are now ongoing and some forms of industrial action are already taking place.
Helsinki (25.01.2018 - Heikki Jokinen)
In addition to the local and central government sectors, JHL negotiates collective agreements for the private welfare and well-being services sector.
JHL negotiates collective agreements for municipalities and joint municipal authorities. Also JHL negotiates collective agreements for state institutions and offices.
The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL is a trade union for employees and students in the public services and private welfare services sector.
The terms and conditions of working life are controlled by three factors: labour laws, collective agreements made by employer and employee organisations and agreements made locally at companies and workplaces.