Finland - High season for bargaining - December 31, 2017

Collective bargaining is underway in almost all sectors. Trade union JHL is negotiating in the municipal, energy and private social services sectors. In total, the union is involved in 55 national level collective agreements which cover various sectors and companies. There are also some 40 separate collective agreements for various public agencies which need to be negotiated. One of the major collective agreements involves the private social service sector, an agreement that is negotiated together with several other unions. It covers 70,000 employees, of whom 7,400 are JHL members. According to statistics provided by the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, wages in the private social service sector fell last year by 0.1%. JHL wants to put a stop to this negative development and ensure incomes rise in this sector.

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