Topic of the day in university collective agreement negotiations: remuneration system and fixed-term contracts


The negotiations on the collective agreement for approximately 34,000 university employees continued on 18 March.

On the 18th, the parties to the agreement discussed development of the remuneration system and reducing the share of employees on fixed-term contracts.

JUKO wants to develop pay and the remuneration system through a longer-term salary programme, remove bottlenecks and promote equality.

“We want to strengthen universities’ competitiveness as workplaces and pioneers of good working life in the new, post-pandemic world of employment,” says Katja Aho, head of collective bargaining for the university sector at JUKO.

“Seventy per cent of teaching and research staff continue to work on fixed-term contracts. The methods to fix this situation must be found at the negotiating table.”

The negotiations will continue on 21 March.