Finland - Dispute at universities ends with deal - March 31, 2018

After university employees held their first-ever strike late February and threatened with a second strike in March they reached an agreement with the employers on a two-year work contract with 3.45% salary increase. Next to an agreement on salary increases, both parties reached a deal on reforming the pay system. According to the deal, universities will introduce from 2019 bi-annual evaluation rounds that will affect salaries. Workers stoppages and further actions are now called off.

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