The actual polling day of Finland’s first county elections is next Sunday, 23 January. You will then have the last chance to make an impact on where you and your loved ones will get health and social services, how far away the nearest fire brigade is located, and what kinds of workplaces the upcoming wellbeing services counties will be.
19.1.2022Trade Union JHL is demanding general pay raises and a pay regime to ease the shortage of labour
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.
22.12.2021Close to 900 candidates in JHL’s elections, find the most suitable one and vote in February!
The candidate nomination for JHL's elections ended on Wednesday 15 December. The number of candidates is huge! Close to 900 members want to be involved in deciding on Trade Union JHL's future direction.
Christmas and the turn of the year will affect the service opening times of JHL’s central office and regional offices. They will also affect the unemployment fund’s telephone service opening times.
17.12.2021Trade Union JHL: No to mandatory vaccinations, yes to coronavirus vaccination recommendation
Trade Union JHL does not support mandatory vaccinations. Regardless, the people who belong to the highest at-risk groups must be protected from the coronavirus disease.
13.12.2021Are you a candidate in the county elections? Get more visibility with the help of the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK’s elections gallery
SAK’s county elections gallery is now open. Those members of JHL who are county elections candidates can submit their information to the gallery and state their views in their candidate card. The gallery gives candidates a possibility to increase their visibility, say, in social media. The county elections gallery is free to candidates.
Members of Trade Union JHL who have ordered the 2022–2024 plastic membership card will receive it with the Motiivi magazine issue that comes out in November. In case a member has also ordered the pocket calendar, it will be sent along with the other items.
Nose Day, a Finnish charity campaign, will be here soon! This year, the theme of the charity collection is “thank you”. Donate a small amount to JHL's collection, say thank you to your co-worker, and promote decent working conditions in developing countries!
During the upcoming round of collective agreement negotiations, Trade Union JHL will be aiming for clear pay raises. The raises must mainly be paid as general raises to all employees. Low-pay sectors need so-called targeted raises to level out unjustified differences in pay.
Ask your co-worker, friend, or casual acquaintance to join Trade Union JHL today! This November, your trade union is starting a member recruitment campaign. The best member recruitment stunts of early winter will be rewarded with a hefty gift card to JHL Shop!
JHL’s electronic services and telephone services are suffering from extensive interruptions. As a result, all services requiring login are unavailable. It is also not possible to join JHL electronically. Our telephone services are closed until further notice. According to software provider Futunio, the problem does not only concern JHL’s services. It is a more extensive one.
22.10.2021JHL: The level of pay raises has now been set, public and welfare sectors are aiming for a clear raise
During the upcoming round of collective agreement negotiations, Trade Union JHL will be aiming for clear pay raises for the public, private and welfare sectors.
21.10.2021Usage interruption in JHL’s electronic services throughout the weekend, between 6 pm on 22 October and 8 am on 25 October
A usage interruption in JHL’s electronic services will start on Friday 22 October at 6 pm and end on Monday 25 October at 8 am. During the interruption, it will not be possible to access myJHL, myCourses, omaYhdistys, the member pages at jhl.fi, or the electronic application form for becoming a member.
11.10.2021Ammattialafoorumi (occupational sector forum) goes virtual, the programme will remain the same
The safety and well-being of our members is the most important thing for us at JHL. That’s why your trade union JHL has decided to arrange Ammattialafoorumi 2021 as a virtual event.
In the JHL Union Council, you get to decide the direction in which your trade union will take Finnish working life. You have the chance to become a Union Council representative in the elections which will be held in February 2022. Candidate nomination is open, make your tone of voice heard!
21.9.2021JHL has asked the police to investigate whether Helsinki City Transport has broken the law: Employees were withheld crucial information on the underlying causes of corporatisation
For months, the management of Helsinki City Transport (HKL) completely misled its employees in terms of what it means in practice to turn a municipal enterprise (part of the City of Helsinki) into a company. During the cooperation negotiations, no information was given on the fact that all the metro transport operations will in practice be left outside the company.
Sunitha Akurathi and Michaël Fandi hope that the network will give them encounters, peer support and information about working life.
15.9.2021Additional membership benefits for JHL members: Free trial period for digital newspapers, extended free period for e-books and audiobooks
Make use of JHL’s latest, free membership benefit and get access to daily news media in digital format! As a member of trade union JHL, you get to read a digital newspaper for a month without commitment. In addition, BookBeat’s free period has been extended to 40 days.
Now it’s time to check and update your membership information in myJHL. Especially those who will be covered by the new social welfare and health care sector agreement (SOTE agreement) at the beginning of September should update their information. When you check your information in myJHL between 23 August and 4 October 2021, you will at the same time participate in an S Group gift card draw.
JHL members can have the free member calendar sent to them with a few clicks of a button. Order next year’s calendar by Sunday 19 September. The order will continue automatically in the coming years, meaning that you will only have to make the order once. If you've already made the order previously, you will not have to do anything. The calendar will be sent to you automatically.
In next year’s elections, JHL members will get to decide whose voice will be heard in the union's decisions. When you join Trade Union JHL by the end of August, you can nominate yourself in the elections.
29.6.2021Helsinki Pride is underway again
This year, Helsinki Pride celebrates the milestones of equality in Finland and abroad. JHL is involved in Pride as a member union of SAK.
Member services, Employment Advice and Education Advice are at members’ service by phone throughout the summer. Also the Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund will be open the whole summer.
18.5.2021One month until municipal elections: One single councillor can determine the fate of services
In the municipal elections this June, you can make an impact on how the schools, libraries and sports sites of your municipality will function in the future. Advance voting starts on 26 May, election day is 13 June. Remember to vote! Only the votes cast will be counted.