Private social services sector

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.

JHL negotiates the terms and conditions of employment for those who work in the private social services sector. Regardless of whether your occupation is practical nurse, children’s nurse, child and youth welfare worker or any other of the sector’s numerous occupations, JHL is the best trade union for you.

When things don’t go according to agreement in the workplace, the union shop steward helps you out. As a JHL member, you also get legal aid from your trade union.

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Collective agreement for the private social services sector 2020 (pdf, 908 KB)

The social services sector is constantly increasing

In Finland, there are thousands of workplaces that produce private social services. The sector’s professionals work in, say, private day care centres, assisted living and nursing homes, housing services for people with disabilities, mother-and-child homes, shelters, substance abuse centres, child protection, and as personal assistants. Over 70,000 employees work in the sector.

Työntekijä ja lapsi katsovat purkkiin istutettua kasviapäiväkodissa.

JHL’s shop steward by your side

A company’s organised employees have the right to elect a shop steward and a deputy shop steward from amongst themselves to work under the employees’ authority in matters concerning interpretation of the collective agreement or other questions related to the employment relationship.

JHL members are represented by JHL’s shop steward.

The bargaining specialist negotiates local agreements, i.e. locally distributed pay raises, among others. That is why it is of primary importance that every workplace has a JHL shop steward.

The shop steward is familiar with the collective agreement and supports the members, whichever questions they may have. Always first ask for help from your shop steward.

If your workplace has no shop steward, contact your regional office.

Bargaining specialist Tanja Tuunainen-Vainio is the collective agreement’s negotiator at JHL.

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