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OAJ and JHL are organising a demonstration to demand that Helsinki’s salary payment mess is cleaned up – “This is an emergency”

For months now, the City of Helsinki has had problems with salary payment. However, there are still no solutions, and nobody is taking responsibility. The due date for solutions and paying compensation for the damages incurred is now, as trade unions OAJ and JHL will remind in their demonstration today. In a worst-case scenario, the same problems will be faced elsewhere when the City of Vantaa and the wellbeing services counties will adopt the Sarastia system.

24.08.2022 Press release
Early childhood education teacher: Every euro used for early childhood education is an investment in the future

In her work, early childhood education teacher Maria Patteri sees the great impact that skilled teachers have on children’s growth and learning. However, the shortage of teachers is severe, and Maria believes the situation will only ease once questions related to working conditions and pay have been solved.

25.02.2022 News
Dramatic shift: Six in ten Finnish teachers are now considering career change

OAJ’s survey published today reports that well over half of Finnish teachers have considered career change. The most common reasons for considering career change were the burden of work, increased workload and wage level. The President of OAJ demands that politicians and employers realise the gravity of the situation and solve the problems pushing teachers away from the sector.

28.09.2021 News
The President of Finland’s greeting to all the teachers and learners

The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, sends his thank you to every young person, teacher and staff member of every school, ECEC centre and other educational institution in his video greeting.

05.06.2021 News
Director of a daycare centre: Increasing positivity and openness to the world are the core tasks of education

When Annukka Hulkkonen graduated from the University of Oulu in 1996, early childhood education had only been accepted as a university subject a year earlier. Hulkkonen was the only student in her class to have completed a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Throughout her long career, she has seen an increase in the prestige of the sector but also an increase in the complexity of the work.

24.03.2021 News
"It is a rewarding moment when a child goes to play with a smile after crying"

Samira Ouazizi is studying to become an early childhood education teacher and, as a teacher, she wants to guarantee for every child a safe opportunity to develop on their own. It is an important job, but the importance alone is not enough to make up for the shortage of teachers. Samira has a clear opinion on the matter: more salary.

24.03.2021 News
Early childhood education teacher: It is a big thing to teach small children

It is important for Aleksi Vehmassalo, an early childhood education teacher, to offer children a safe childhood and growth environment. His work is guided by equality, children’s joy, and the relevance of work. He has a clear solution for the shortage of teachers in the sector.

23.03.2021 News
OAJ has chosen all Finnish teachers as Education Influencers of the year 2020 – exceptional circumstances have emphasised professional skills

OAJ's Executive Board has awarded the the Education Influencer of the year award to all Finnish teachers. Olli Luukkainen, the President of the OAJ, announced the recipients of the recognition at the teaching and education sector event Educa that was held online this year.

23.03.2021 News
Day care centre daytrips

Daytrips are an important part of early childhood education provided by day care centres and are governed by the Act on Early Childhood Education and Care. An early childhood education teacher supported by their team is responsible for providing safe early childhood education in compliance with the law and the National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care.

18.02.2021 Content page
Agreement for the private social services sector – Competitiveness Pact provisions removed and pay rises according to the general policy

The special regulations applicable to the working hours of early childhood education teachers and special teachers working at private daycare centres as well as the heads of daycare centres will remain nearly the same for the next two years.

29.06.2020 News