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No result yet in university collective bargaining: negotiations continue today

The negotiations on the terms of employment of approximately 34,000 university employees have continued intensely this week. The negotiations continued until midnight on Thursday. “Unfortunately, we did not reach a solution by the deadline. All the questions are still open, so we’ll continue negotiating today,” JUKO’s Head of Collective Bargaining for the university sector Katja …

Interview with Maria Löfgren

Maria Löfgren, Executive Director of the negotiation organization JUKO, why is the university sector important for JUKO?  Most people who belong to the member unions of JUKO (the Negotiation Organization for Public Sector Professionals) are university educated. Universities, in general, are the main pillar of our society’s skills, innovations and thus economic growth. From this …

The only one we’ve got

Twelve years ago, the Finnish universities signed the first collective agreement of their own. According to university representatives, this agreement is not perfect but essential regardless. Early next year, the agreement will be on the table once again, and the negotiations are expected to be even more challenging than usual — again. The negotiations concluded …

Preparations under way for negotiations

The universities’ general collective agreement is in force until 31 March 2022. Negotiations about a new collective agreement, which will enter into force on 1 April 2022, will begin in February–March 2022. Before the parties to collective negotiations sit down at the negotiating table, each party will set its own negotiation targets. JUKO, the Negotiation …

The collective agreement is developed constantly

Under the universities’ collective agreement, the parties representing employees and employers (JUKO and Finnish Education Employers) hold regular discussions while the agreement is still in force. The current collective agreement provides for five working groups who aim to develop the agreement and employment terms: The statistics working group discusses a common knowledge pool and questions …