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OAJ organises a political strike in early childhood education in the capital region on January 31, 2024

OAJ's Executive Board decided at its meeting last week to organize a political strike on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. The strike will be carried out in all early childhood education units in the capital region.

23.01.2024 Press release
An urgent humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza is essential

Education International condemns both the Hamas attack on civilians in Israel and the Israeli military attack on the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. The situation in Gaza is untenable and we strongly condemn all violence against civilians.

13.11.2023 Blog
Let's shape OAJ's future together – respond to a quick survey!

What would help make OAJ more interesting and attractive as a trade union? Respond to our quick survey!

19.10.2023 News
OAJ and FUURT meetings with university management – topics include the Government programme and attracting international talent

The aim of the university tour is to hear local viewpoints to support national advocacy work and to discuss current topics concerning academic working life with university management. The first shared university tour of the unions was organised two years ago.

11.09.2023 News
The OAJ Executive Board approved today the accession protocol of the private social services sector contract

OAJ’s representatives negotiated regarding the private social services sector accession protocol earlier this week, and it was approved by the OAJ Executive Board today.

14.06.2023 News
A New Contract for the Private Social Services Sector – Strikes Sped up the Negotiations

A new collective agreement for the private social services sector. The contract period begins 1 May 2023 and ends 31 December 2025.

13.06.2023 News
Solution found in the negotiations of the private social services sector

The negotiations regarding the private social sector were finalised as the parties were able to agree on a solution.

08.06.2023 News
Three-day strike of the private social service sector starts tomorrow

The mediation did not yield a solution on Tuesday 30 May. The strike affects some of the private daycare centres in Varsinais-Suomi and Uusimaa regions. Also the ban on overtime and shift change continues.

30.05.2023 News
Two-day strike of the private social service sector starts on Tuesday 23 May

The mediation did not yield a solution on Monday 22 May. The strike affects some of the private daycare centres.

22.05.2023 News
A New threat of strike and a new ban on overtime and shift change in the private social services sector

OAJ has given a new notice of strike today to the National Conciliator and Hyvinvointiala ry (Finnish Association of Private Care Providers). The strike threatens private daycare in May 31–June 2.

16.05.2023 News
Benefit from membership, guide 2023

Union membership protects you in the working life. As a member, you are not left alone when you need help or advice. You have the support of our community of 115,000 members. Also, get to know your membership benefits which are worth thousands of euros.

11.05.2023 Publication
A new two-year collective agreement for universities and teacher training schools

A new collective agreement has been negotiated for universities. There are two general increases in the first contract year. The increase is 3.5. percent from September 1, 2023, and 2.0 percent from March 1, 2024.

31.03.2023 News
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
Negotiations finalised for the private education sector

The negotiations regarding the private education sector between OAJ and the Finnish Education Employers were finalised as the parties were able to agree on a solution.

05.08.2022 News
OAJ participated ETUCE's special conference in Belgium

The ETUCE special conference was organized on July 5-6. in Liège, Belgium. The conference offered the member organizations an opportunity to gather together to build common goals and think about ways to strengthen the appreciation of the work of teachers and other workers in the education sector.

07.07.2022 News