Collective Bargaining Continues at the University Sector after Pause
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 Tuesday, February 6.
The contents of the signing treaty, the assignments of working groups, annual holidays and the working hour regulations for the other staff were discussed at this time.
However, the negotiations broke off before any of the topics important to JUKO were discussed, involving the working hour regulations for the teaching and research staff and the status of the employees' representatives.
The Employer has still not yet given any offer regarding the salary raises. JUKO demand that all employees receive a raise under the new collective agreement.
The previous collective agreement for the universities ended January 31.2018. JUKO is prepared to speed up the collective bargaining using industrial action/strike, if necessary.
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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).