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.
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.
A total of 68 per cent of Finns agree that a strong trade union movement is a vitally important part of Finnish society, according to a survey commissioned by the newspaper Maaseudun Tulevaisuus.
30.4.2021Six months to go for glitz and glamour! Secure your place in Ammattialafoorumi, JHL’s fantastic event!
JHL’s biggest member event, Ammattialafoorumi (occupational sector forum) is only six months away, and already two thirds of places are filled. Secure your place today: Listen to top speakers, celebrate in the evening gala and meet a whole bunch of other star professionals from your sector! See you in Tampere on 29–30 October!
Helsinki (29.04.2021 - Heikki Jokinen) Targeting, harassment or cyberbullying are an unfortunate reality for many people due to their work. The problem is growing, and the unions are working to help victims both in a practical way and through political action.
Your trade union JHL negotiates fair terms and conditions of employment for you, and union shop stewards protect your interests in workplaces. These benefits can’t be measured in money, but that’s not the case of other JHL membership benefits!
Taking the coronavirus vaccine protects employees from a dangerous infectious disease. The safety of the vaccine will be ensured carefully before it is released on the Finnish market. JHL’s members should take the vaccines recommended by Finnish healthcare authorities.
10.2.2021Extensive 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.
13.1.2021Eased rules on layoffs and other employment legislation no longer in effect after turn of year
The eased rules on layoffs and other employment legislation, used in the private sector because of the coronavirus crisis, have no longer been in effect after the turn of the year. Likewise, several temporary changes made to unemployment security ceased to be in effect at the end of 2020.
Helsinki (17.12.2020 - Heikki Jokinen) The Finnish Government proposes to amend the law to oblige employers to pay compensation to employees for all non-compete clauses in their employment contracts. Trade unions have long drawn attention to the fact that the existing law is unfair and has led to a fast and wildly growing number of such clauses.
On the Facebook page, JHL reports on its activities, advocacy and events in English. The main target groups of the public page are members with an immigrant background, professionals interested in membership, JHL members working around immigration themes and other networks interested in JHL’s English-language communications.
1.12.2020Eloranta calls for employer responsibility concerning agreements, to avoid new risks and unpredictability
Helsinki (01.12.2020 - Heikki Jokinen) The Finnish forest industry decision to unilaterally terminate national level collective bargaining is clearly a risk for companies in that sector and a leap into unchartered waters, says Jarkko Eloranta, President of the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK.
29.10.2020Carlos: The Union Is Your Champion
Carlos Carrara, 39, has lived in Finland for six years. He has a career in caregiving and is popular with his clients. Carlos is today a card-carrying union activist. He is working in a project to bring more caregivers to the union. Carlos informs caregivers about their rights such as paid vacations and bonus holiday pay.
Chiara Costa-Virtanen, 32, lives in Helsinki, Finland, and works in the public sector. She is also the proud mother of a lovely Finnish-Italian child.
Three big unemployment funds have undertaken preparations to merge. If things go as planned, the new fund should start operating by the beginning of 2022.
JHL has renewed its incentive system for member recruitment. Starting on the 1st of September, the JHL Awards will be more accessible to all members of the union.
Finland will intensify its battle to prevent the exploitation of foreign labour. A working group from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment published its proposal for new measures in this endeavour on 20 August. This received immediate support from the trade union movement.
In June, a debate on earnings-related unemployment security got underway in Finland. Some right-wing politicians and the employers' federation EK proposed closing down the existing unemployment funds and starting up a new state institution to distribute benefits to everyone under uniform rules.
All parties to the local government collective agreement accepted the deal on Thursday 28 May. The long and difficult negotiation marathon has finally reached an outcome with a new agreement in place.