Our group is now even stronger than before: During the beginning of the year, we’ve attracted a record number of new JHL members. You too should join already today!
13.5.2022Main municipal agreement still being applied, period of notice of termination is six months
On Wednesday 11 May, the Negotiation Organisation for Public Sector Professionals (JUKO) terminated the main municipal agreement. The agreement’s period of notice of termination is six months. During this period, the main agreement is complied with and applied in its entirety. The rules apply to all agreement parties.
13.5.2022Star of the Olympics and African champion – JHL’s new member Ayisat Yusuf-Aromire rose to the top of football, although she wasn’t allowed to play the sport
Sports instructor Ayisat Yusuf-Aromire became a star in her native country Nigeria. Football is still her passion with which she promotes the equality of girls and women. She joined JHL for a surprising reason. Motiivi magazine’s series of articles about new members continues.
Nurses' unions rejected the conciliation committee proposal for a pay deal for the municipal sector. Other unions and employers in the sector accepted it.
The brand-new introduction guidebook in plain Finnish is meant to assist textile care workplaces with guiding new employees in the early stages of their work.
10.5.2022Recent survey: Significant change in Finnish people’s attitudes towards immigrants – two out of three want more labour immigrants
According to a recent survey by Trade Union JHL, Finnish people have an even more tolerant attitude towards labour immigration if the immigrants’ terms and conditions of employment are like those of Finnish people. Two out of three respondents (67%) are of the opinion that Finland needs more labour immigrants. Kantar-TNS conducted the survey by commission of JHL, over 1,000 people replied to it.
If anything concerns you about a summer job, don’t hesitate to contact Summer Job Helpline, a shared advisory service provided by central organisations SAK, Akava and STTK. The service will give urgently needed advice throughout the whole summer.
4.5.2022Second time’s the charm: On Friday 6 May, we will again demonstrate for municipal sector’s salaries – come join us!
Join us on Friday 6 May. We will again be demonstrating in Helsinki for municipal sector’s pay raises. The star professionals of municipalities keep Finland rolling, everyone deserves a pay raise!
More than 80,000 local government employees strike in ten major Finnish cities 3 - 9 May. In Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Jyväskylä, Turku, Rovaniemi, Kuopio, Oulu and Tampere, schools, daycare centres, museums, public libraries and many other public services shut down for several days.
29.4.2022Private social sector heading towards period without agreement – this week’s negotiations yielded no result
This week, the sector’s new terms and conditions of employment were worked on in three meetings. At the end of April, the private social services sector’s collective agreement will cease to be valid.
Ever since a conciliation board was established to solve the municipal sector's labour dispute, it has been expected to give a conciliation proposal quickly. However, a proposal has not been given, and there is little to suggest that such a proposal will be given during the coming days either. What has happened thus far and what is about to happen?
The results of JHL’s elections have now been confirmed. The new Union Council will start its five-year term of office in June.
14.4.2022Historically extensive strike warning for municipal sector: If no agreement is reached, ten cities will go on strike at the beginning of May
Trade Union JHL, Trade Union Jyty and Juko have filed a one-week strike warning for 3-9 May. The strike applies to ten cities. If no agreement is reached in the municipal sector’s labour dispute, the strike will begin.
14.4.2022Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen postponed the Helsinki Metropolitan Region strike by two weeks – JHL still ready to defend its objectives by exerting various kinds of pressure
By request of the National Conciliator, Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen has postponed the Helsinki Metropolitan Region strike declared by JUKO and JAU (JHL and Jyty) by two weeks. The new period for the strike concerning the cities of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen is 3-9 May, unless a solution is found in the municipal sector’s labour dispute before that.
12.4.2022As of 18 April, ban on overtime and shift swaps will continue until further notice in municipal sector
Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL, Trade Union Jyty and JUKO are declaring a ban on overtime and shift swaps for the municipal sector, in force until further notice, as of 18 April.
On Monday 4 April at 12 pm, trade unions JHL, OAJ and Jyty filed a strike warning concerning the private teaching sector with the National Conciliator and Finnish Education Employers. The strike will begin on 19 April, and it will last one week in 15 private schools in Helsinki, unless an agreement is reached before that.
11.4.2022Groundless claim made by Finnish Education Employers slows down the start of private teaching sector’s labour dispute conciliation
On Saturday 2 April, negotiations with Finnish Education Employers (FEE) on the private teaching sector’s collective agreement have been concluded without a result. None of the negotiation parties had prerequisites to continue the negotiations, and no new negotiation appointments were scheduled.
8.4.2022A historical surge of members! At the beginning of the year, Trade Union JHL has attracted a record number of new members
Already during the beginning of the year, JHL has received close to 4,500 new employee members. Most of those who have joined work as children’s nurses within early childhood education and care. If you’re not yet a JHL member, join already today!
Short strikes are on the increase in the public municipal services sector. Negotiations to reach collective agreements for the municipal sector have failed as of yet. The agreements cover some 425,000 local government employees.
8.4.2022Conciliation board to start solving municipal sector’s labour dispute – JHL’s Niemi-Laine: The situation is extremely difficult
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland has established a conciliation board to solve the municipal sector’s labour dispute. National Conciliator Vuokko Piekkala proposed the establishment of the board.
7.4.2022Trade union ready for a spring of strikes: JHL will pay record-high strike benefits to members, the union’s finances are solid
During this round of collective agreement negotiations, the municipal sector’s low-pay employees have been offered modest pay raises. JHL is forced to exert pressure on the employer with strikes, and the union has enough funds even for a long wave of strikes.
Trade Union JHL has received an encouraging message of solidarity from the European Federation EPSU. The message offers encouragement for continuing the industrial actions in order to achieve pay raises in the municipal sector.
In the rail sector, a general raise will be paid to all employees in June 2022. The agreement, say, specifies definitions of working hours and the right to postpone one’s annual holiday.
31.3.2022Join us on Senate Square next Tuesday! Come say you want the municipal sector’s pay gap to be fixed now
On Tuesday 5 April, in Helsinki on Senate Square, we'll say out loud that it’s time to lift the municipal sector out of the pay gap. There will be community spirit, two prominent musicians, and you and as many of your friends as possible!