Finland - Collective agreement for personal helpers - October 26, 2010

A new group of employees have won their first collective agreement. The agreement, in force from 1 December 2010 to 30 April 2012, covers almost 1,000 personal helpers attending to seriously disabled persons. The agreement regulates compensation for overtime, evening, night and Saturday work, for working hours, and many other issues. Helpers earn between Euro 7 and 10 per hour. Under the agreement, the employees are represented by the union for the public and welfare sectors, JHL, and the employers by the Personal Helpers' Employer Association, Heta. Heta's members are disabled persons who employ personal helpers independently.



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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