The discussions on university salary system continued
The Association of Finnish Independent Education Employers (AFIEE), (which represents the Universities) and the employees continued their collective bargaining December 19.
The focus this time was on the modifications to the salary system, which were demanded by the employer. The employees’ goals for the renewal of the salary system were also introduced, and those goals differ significantly from the employer’s ideas. Thus, the discussions will continue the topic in future meetings.
The collective bargaining will resume in January 2018 when the discussions will include working hour instructions, other text modifications and the levels of the salary raises.
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The Negotiation Organisation for Public Sector Professionals (JUKO) is an umbrella organisation negotiating on behalf of more than 200,000 municipal, state, university and church employees. JUKO represents more than 18,000 wage earners in the university sector. The collective agreement for universities will be negotiated with the Association of Finnish Independent Education Employers (AFIEE). The other umbrella organisations taking part in the negotiations in addition to JUKO are the Federation of Salaried Employees (Pardia) and Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors (JHL).