Practical nurses and registered nurses, JHL is the #SOTEunion for you! We conclude the SOTE agreement which determines your pay, holidays and other terms and conditions of your employment.
In its extraordinary meeting, JHL’s Union Council reluctantly approved the new social welfare and health care sector collective agreement, known by its Finnish acronym as the SOTE agreement. Disappointed Union Council members spoke in the meeting about working hours and pay. JHL’s Union Council required that the SOTE agreement will only be approved by JHL if all other parties approve it as well.
At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, health care was a bigger priority than elderly care and care workers. Because of this, especially care homes suffered from outbreaks of the coronavirus in Finland. This is what Sari Bäcklund-Kajanmaa, JHL’s special advisor, states in her report for Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
Extensive survey reveals: Municipalities are recommendable employers, although coronavirus placed a burden on employees
The findings of the Kunta10 survey conducted in autumn 2020 demonstrate that work communities are regarded to be well functioning and municipal employers worthy of recommendation despite the coronavirus. Because of the coronavirus, people in professions where remote work was possible started to work from home. These people had the feeling of having better control over their work.