OAJ is conducts negotiations on employment conditions concerning all teachers, such as salaries and working hours. OAJ negotiates on the national level with each employer group, and formulates universally binding, separate employment contracts. There are 9 agreement sectors in total. The terms of employment of each individual teacher group are agreed separately and vary from group to group.
OAJ-members’ collective agreements will end in on 31 March, 2020. OAJ will be negotiating a new agreement for 84,000 working members.
OAJ has been preparing for negotiations together with OAJ’s various associations and committees. Member participation in member survey and member meetings has been an important part of the preparations.
OAJ is aiming for the best possible outcomes that allow employees in the field of education to carry out their important work for fair wages and under fair terms.
OAJ’s executive Board decided on negotiation goals in December.
OAJ wants to get rid of the extended working hours of the Competitiveness Pact (i.e. kiky-hours), raise the wages in the field of education in the long run and make early childhood education teachers in the municipal sector subject to the same agreement as other teachers in the municipal sector. In addition, OAJ will also highlight matters that can promote occupational well-being.
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