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Result negotiated for university employees early on Sunday — JUKO board to discuss result on Thursday

The negotiations on the universities’ collective agreement achieved a result early on Sunday morning. The outcome of the negotiations affects approximately 34,000 university employees. Now, the governing bodies of the negotiating parties will deliberate the result. The parties to the universities’ collective agreement are JUKO, Pro Trade Union, the Trade Union for the Public and …

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 …

University collective bargaining – JUKO: “The parties are still seeking resolution on several questions”

The negotiations on the collective agreement for approximately 34,000 university employees continued on 30 March. “Several questions are still open. One question of principle is whether the parties are willing enough to implement the family leave reform in the agreement,” JUKO’s Head of Collective Bargaining Katja Aho says. Objectives which are important for JUKO include:• …

Fixed-term contracts: an eternal question?

Fixed-term contracts at the universities are one of the themes I constantly deal with in my advocacy work, as they are a significant issue in the university sector in particular. Roughly 70% of universities’ teaching and research staff work on fixed-term contracts. The situation is, fortunately, slightly better among other staff, but not necessarily satisfactory …

Pace picking up in university collective agreement negotiations

The negotiations on the collective agreement for approximately 34,000 university employees continued on Thursday 25 March. “The negotiations are now proceeding to an intense phase in which we begin to thrash out an overall solution,” says Katja Aho, JUKO’s head of collective bargaining for the university sector. Next week, the parties are meeting for negotiations …

We are the university

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affects us all. In line with other EU member states, Finland is suspending its higher education and research cooperation with Russia. The action is aimed at supporting Ukraine, not against Russian students or researchers. A group of Russian researchers working in Finland is demanding an end to military operations in Ukraine. …

University collective agreement negotiations: key goals for text under review

The negotiations on the collective agreement for approximately 34,000 university employees continued on 21 March. On the 21st, the employees’ and employer’s representatives discussed key goals for the text of the agreement held by both parties. – Our views still diverge from each other substantially. We are arranging our collective agreement negotiations by theme this …

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 …