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Welcome to the General Meeting on October 14, 2022

You are welcome to attend the General Meeting of the Finnish Union of University Professors organised every second year and open to all members. The Meeting will take place on Friday, October 14, 2022, at 13 p.m. in Hotel Scandic Simonkenttä, Meeting Room Ateljee 3 (addr. Simonkatu 9, Helsinki). In the beginning of the Meeting, Military Professor Aki-Mauri Huhtinen will give a talk (in Finnish) under the title Data security - a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

The documents for the Meeting will be available two weeks prior to the event. Due to the practical arrangements, we kindly ask you to register by Oct. 6, 2022, the latest. 

Register for the meeting

The collective agreement for universities

The collective bargaining parties have reached the general collective agreement for universities. Read more

General collective agreement for universities 8 April 2022 – 31 March 2024 (pdf) (the text amendments 1 August 2022 – )
General collective agreement for universities 8 April 2022 – 31 March 202 (pdf) (the text amendments 8 April 2022 – 31 July 2022)

The collective agreement for state civil servants and employees under contract 

The agreement covers the period of March 1, 2022 - February 29, 2024. Read more (in Finnish)

Professors and the trade union movement

It is normal for employees to belong to trade unions in Finland. You are also welcome to become one of more than two million members in Finnish trade union movement. 
Finland´s trade unions have helped to establish a system of basic rights that projects employees in the event of unemployment or illness and that secures their standard of living in old age.
The main work of the trade unions nowadays is to negotiate collective agreements establishing rates of pay, working hours, holidays and other terms of employment in spesific industries. Contrary to popular belief, there is no statutory minimum wage in Finland. Instead, the minimum wages and pay scales applied in various industries are specified in the relevant collective agreements.
The Finnish Union of University Professors is a labour market organisation which also serves as a channel for common professional interests of its members. The Union furthers financial, social and other employment-related interests of its members. It also seeks to sustain and enhance the status and high esteem of its members and advance their professional and scientific endeavours. lt also concludes labour contracts and collective bargaining agreements on behalf of its members.

The Union promotes measures to improve the conditions for scientific research and higher education and forwards interactivity between the research community and the society as a whole.