Collective Bargaining Broke Off


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 31.

The negotiations were broken off and no new negotiation time has been set at this time.

The employer kept insisting an agreement about the salary system renewal must be reached before other topics would be discussed. Therefore no other topics were discussed today.

The renewal of the salary system has been a priority for the Employer throughout the whole collective bargaining, which has impaired the negotiations alltogether and consumed most of the negotiation time. The Employees have made several constructive propositions to renew the existing salary system. The leap in the dark proposed by the Employer, however, is not possible for the Employees.

There has still not yet been any discussion about the salary raises.

The collective agreement for the universities ends Wednesday night. JUKO’s organs will gather to discuss the situation on Thursday, February 1.

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For further information, please contact:

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