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Katarina Murto is OAJ's new president

Master of Law and Dance teacher Katarina Murto is OAJ’s next president. Ms. Murto was elected in the first round of voting at the OAJ Council meeting in Helsinki on 10 May.

11.05.2022 News
Third notice of strike in the private education sector

Today, OAJ, Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL and Federation of Public and Private Sector Employees Jyty issued a notice of strike concerning fifteen private schools in Helsinki and two private schools in Tampere. Unless a solution is found, a week-long strike will begin on May 3 and ends on May 9.

14.04.2022 News
Fourth ban on overtime and shift change for OAJ members in municipal sector

The fourth extensive ban on overtime and shift change will become effective in the municipal sector and applies also to the members of OAJ. The ban on overtime and shift changes was announced by the negotiating organisations Juko and Jau.

12.04.2022 News
Second notice of strike in the private education sector

Today, OAJ, Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL and Federation of Public and Private Sector Employees Jyty issued a notice of strike of one day (26 April) concerning fifteen private schools in Helsinki. The strike day will follow the previously announced strike days on 19–25 April. The notice of strike ensures that the collective agreement negotiations are taken to the National Conciliator's office.

11.04.2022 News
Collective agreement reached for university employees: Includes most progressive family leave reform on the labour market

JUKO, the Negotiation Organization for Public Sector Professionals, has approved the new universities’ collective agreement, which is valid from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024.

08.04.2022 News
OAJ did not accept weakenings

The work of fifteen private schools in Helsinki will be suspended for a week starting 19 April unless a solution is found for the private education sector before that. 

04.04.2022 News
Third ban on overtime and shift change for OAJ members in municipal sector

The third extensive ban on overtime and shift change will become effective in the municipal sector and applies also to the members of OAJ. The ban on overtime and shift changes was announced by the negotiating organisations Juko and Jau.

28.03.2022 News
Why is the salary programme so important

The salary programme could help correct the injustices that have arisen over the years. The claims of the employer side, for example, that the salary demands are unreasonable, do not stand up to closer scrutiny – it would be more unreasonable to not offset the existing salary increase debt. However, the implementation of the salary programme will likely also require input from the government.

23.03.2022 News
Striking is a right of teachers and supervisors

In recent days, OAJ has received an exceptional number of messages regarding employers' attempts to break teachers' right to strike. Employers have drawn up lists of, among other things, principals and directors of ECEC centres joining the strike. Both participation in industrial action and membership of a trade union are personal matters and legal rights of everyone, which the employer is not allowed to investigate in advance.

22.03.2022 News
Extensive notice of strike regarding teachers in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

Notices of strike concerning teachers will be extended to the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The latest notice of strike concerns 11,400 teachers. The aim of the teachers' strike is to secure fair salaries for teachers employed by the municipalities and to safeguard the continuity of high-quality education in Finland.

21.03.2022 News
Minister Haatainen postpones the teachers' strike for two weeks

At the request of the National Conciliator, Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen has postponed the strikes concerning teachers for two weeks. The new date for the strike concerning the teaching staff of the cities of Jyväskylä and Rovaniemi is 6–7 April and the corresponding strike in Tampere and Kuopio is 12 - 13 April, unless a solution is found before then.

16.03.2022 News
Third notice of strike in the municipal sector in Oulu and Turku

A third notice of strike in the field of education is being issued to the municipal sector. The strike concerns OAJ members employed by the cities of Oulu and Turku, who number approximately 4,500.

15.03.2022 News
Second ban on overtime and shift change for OAJ members in municipal sector

The second extensive ban on overtime and shift change will become effective in the municipal sector and applies also to the members of OAJ. The ban on overtime and shift changes was announced by the negotiating organisations Juko and Jau.

14.03.2022 News
Second notice of strike issued in the municipal sector – threat of strike in Tampere and Kuopio

OAJ and the negotiating organisation JUKO are now issuing a second notice of strike. The notice of strike concerns the cities of Tampere and Kuopio. The strike would involve 4,000 members of the OAJ.

11.03.2022 News
Threat of municipal sector strike in Jyväskylä and Rovaniemi 23–24 March 

OAJ and its negotiation organisation JUKO are involved in the extensive municipal sector strike that will initially concern the cities of Jyväskylä and Rovaniemi. The union employees of JUKO will strike on 23–24 March 2022, unless a solution to the agreement is found or the strike is postponed before these dates.  The strike would concern over 2,200 OAJ members in Jyväskylä and Rovaniemi. 

07.03.2022 News