University collective agreement negotiations: family leave under discussion again


The negotiations on the collective agreement for approximately 34,000 university employees continued on 23 March.

JUKO wants to achieve gender-neutral language in agreement texts and an equal amount of paid family leave for each parent. This goal corresponds to the legal reform entering into force on 1 August.

“The universities now have a really good opportunity to appear as family-friendly workplaces,” Katja Aho, head of collective bargaining for the university sector at JUKO, stresses.

The negotiations will continue on 25 March.

The negotiations on the collective agreement for the university sector began on 11 February. The parties previously gave notice to terminate the present agreement, with effect for 31 March.