Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö

Working time

Education sector employees and civil servants have different patterns of working hours. The most common patterns are working hours based on the teaching obligation and general working hours.

Working hours based on the teaching obligation         




 

  • general education teachers
  • vocational education teachers (except appendix E)
  • music school teachers
Total work time:
  • Office hours, taking into account the functional requirements of the school where applicable
  • Annual holidays
     
 
  • principals and vice-principals
  • teachers at health and social services educational institutions
  • teachers at forestry and wood technology educational institutions
  • adult education directors and guidance counsellors at vocational schools
  • laboratory engineers at marine technology schools
  • teachers at folk high schools (option 2)

Working time based on annual working hours



 

  • guidance counsellor lecturers in comprehensive schools
  • teachers at adult education centres and folk high schools (option 1)
  • teachers at art schools for children and young people
  • teaching staff at universities of applied sciences
  • teaching and research staff at universities

General working hours, 38 h 15 min/week

  • Annual holiday + 5 extra days off/year
 
  • kindergarten teachers, special needs kindergarten teachers, and day-care centre directors (municipalities and AVAINTA)

General working hours, 38 h 20 min/week

  • Annual holiday + 5 extra days off/year

 

  • kindergarten teachers, special needs kindergarten teachers, and day-care centre directors (SOSTES)

38 h 15 min/week

  • Annual holidays
 
  • teachers at vocational adult education centres

Given classes

 

  • part-time teachers
  • part-time teachers at adult education centres and folk high schools
  • teachers at art schools for children and young people
 

 

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