The Collective Bargaining at the Universities Cut Off Abruptly


The Association of Finnish Independent Education Employers (AFIEE), (which represent the Universities) and the JUKO, Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors (JHL) and Federation of Salaried Employees (Pardia) which represent the employees, continued their collective bargaining January 30.

The Collective Agreement for the Universities is valid until the end of January. Unless a new collective agreement has been reached before that, the universities will enter a period in which there is no collective agreement in force.


The Employees wanted to continue discussions about the changes to the texts as whole. Enhancements to the prerequisites for operation for the shop-stewards were discussed productively.


However, the discussion about the salary system was cut off by a disagreement whether the preparation of the salary system continues with the proposition made by the Employer or by the Employees. The Employees will not continue the discussion unless it is following their own proposal. Therefore, the negotiations ended before any other text matters were discussed.  


Discussion about the salary raises has still not been able to begin.


Wednesday marks the last day of the Collective agreement and has been reserved fully for collective bargaining. There are still a lot of topics wide open. JUKO is also prepared for the alternative that an agreement will not be reached before the end of the previous term ends.


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For further information, please contact:

  • Negotiation Manager Markku Kojo, JUKO, tel. +358 400 419784.