Finland -New agreements for municipal and state sectors -November 23, 2011

After the national framework agreement was signed by the union confederations on 13 October, on Wednesday 23 November negotiations both for municipal and for state employees were completed. The agreement for 350,000 employees in the municipal sector takes effect on 1 January 2012 and expires on 28 February 2014. On 1 January 2012 all municipal employees will get a pay rise of 1.7%; the remaining 0.7% will be used for financing the qualitative changes agreed, including, among other things, six days of paid paternity leave and the scrapping of regulations that have discriminated against temporary employees with regard to their annual leave rights. A €150 lump sum will be paid in January 2012. The latter 13 months provides all employees with a pay rise of 1.46% on 1 February 2013, whereas further pay rise which will average 0.6% is to be negotiated at local level. The agreement for the state employees also follows the pattern outlined in the framework agreement. The agreement takes effect on 1 March 2012 and expires on 31 March 2014. Wages and salaries of all employees covered by this second agreement will be raised on 1 March 2012 by 1.9%, with a minimum of € 39.50 per month. A €150 lump sum will be paid in March 2012. A further pay rise of 1.4% kicks in on 1 April 2013. On 1 March 2012 and on 1 March 2013 wages and salaries will be raised by on average 0.5% on the basis of the outcome of local negotiations (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 July-August, September and October 2011).



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) or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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