The main contracting organisations of the university sector have issued an industrial action notice
The main contracting organisations of the university sector, the Negotiation Organisation for Public Sector Professionals JUKO, the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL and the Federation of Salaried Employees Pardia have today, 13 February, issued an industrial action notice to the National Conciliator’s Office and to the employer in question.
The agreement negotiations continue in spite of this notice. The targeted industrial action is conducted as a strike at the University of Helsinki on 28 February 2018 from 0:00 to 24:00, unless a conclusion is reached in the negotiations by 27 February. Other universities are arranging demonstrations to support the University of Helsinki employees.
All members of the unions included in the collective labour agreement for universities, JUKO, JHL and Pardia, will participate in the strike. JUKO represents the members of over 20 member associations of Akava in the collective labour agreement negotiations. If there is no progress in the negotiations, the organisations are prepared to expand the action to other universities as well.
The employer wants to decide upon salaries instead of negotiating
The university sector has been without a collective agreement since the beginning of February. New collective labour agreement negotiations are not progressing because the employer has indicated a contempt for its staff throughout the negotiations.
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The industrial action is a joint effort of the employee organisations: we stand together and support the members who participate in the action.
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Members are informed of the progress of the negotiations and industrial action measures via JUKO’s and unions’ communication channels.