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The decisions on kiky (Competitiveness Pact) concerning the state special education institutions’ teaching staff

The Kiky hours in their current form will be removed from the state special education institutions’ teaching staff from 1 August onwards. For other employees covered by the Collective Agreement for State Civil Servants and Employees Under Contract, the hours will be removed from 1 October onwards. The Kiky negotiation result concerning the state special education institutions’ teaching staff was reached last week in negotiations with the Office for the Government as Employer.

03.06.2020 News
Agreement for private Avainta day-care centres – removal of the Competitiveness Pact, salary increases in line with the general policy

The AVAINTES collective agreement, negotiated by OAJ and Avainta Employers, is in line with the labour market’s general policy. The duration of the agreement period, beginning retrospectively on 1 April, is 23 months and the agreement’s total amount of salary increases corresponds with the general policy. The working time regulations of the Competitiveness Pact will be removed from 17 August 2020 onwards.

01.06.2020 News
Tehy and Super blocked proposed solution – agreement must be reached without Sote

The negotiating organisation Sote, which comprises Tehy and Super, blocked the public sector employees’ conciliation solution. Now, Public Sector Professionals JUKO is proposing to negotiate with Local Government Employers without Sote.

30.04.2020 Press release
Agreement reached for central government sector – specific collective agreement negotiations still ahead

An outcome in line with the general policy was reached in the collective agreement negotiations for state civil servants and employees early on Tuesday night. The length of the agreement period is 23 months starting on 1 April 2020. The pay settlement follows general policy.

03.04.2020 News
Outcome reached in the state sector negotiations

An outcome was reached in the collective agreement negotiations for state civil servants and employees under contract today. The achieved solution applies to 600 members of the OAJ.

31.03.2020 News
Agreement reached for the private education sector: removal of the Competitiveness Pact regulations, general salary increases

The private education sector agreement, negotiated by OAJ and the Finnish Education Employers, is in line with the labour market’s general policy. The working time regulations of the Competitiveness Pact will be removed. The duration of the agreement period, beginning on 1 April, is 24 months and the cost impact of the agreement is 3.2 per cent.

27.03.2020 News
University sector has a new collective bargaining agreement

A collective bargaining result was reached at the university sector on March 22, 2020. The content can now be published after all negotiating parties have accepted the result. The new collective agreement is in effect for 24 months, from April 1, 2020 until March 31, 2022.

27.03.2020 News
Negotiations finalised for the private education sector

The negotiations regarding the private education sector between OAJ and the Finnish Education Employers were finalised last night as the parties were able to agree on a solution. At the same time, an agreement concerning teachers at adult education centres was reached. This solution applies to more than 8,000 members of the OAJ.

24.03.2020 News
Schools and educational institutions switching to distance learning – salaries will be paid as normal

Basic education, upper secondary education, adult education and higher education units are switching to distance learning in order to slow down the spreading of the coronavirus. The educational institutions will switch to remote teaching latest on 18 March in accordance with the Ministry of Education and Culture’s recommendation. OAJ stands by the Government’s policy and regards the ensuring of the teachers’ health and livelihood as extremely important during such exceptional circumstances.

17.03.2020 News
Coronavirus causing confusion at the negotiating tables

As with all other sectors of the society, the coronavirus epidemic is causing changes to the currently on-going collective agreement negotiations. The negotiations are on-going in all OAJ agreement sectors and the changing situation is monitored on a daily basis.

16.03.2020 News
Susan Flocken explains what makes teachers' work so stressful – "Trade unions must take lead in improving teacher wellbeing"

Let's get on thing straight: a teacher’s job does not stop when the classes are over. Teaching entails a constant interaction with students, parents or carers, and psychosocial risks are widespread among the profession. Education trade unions are a powerful and democratic voice for teachers, so we must take the lead in improving teacher wellbeing, says Susan Flocken, European Director of ETUCE.

24.01.2020 News
Video: 18 Finnish teachers reveal their superpowers

Nordic’s leading teaching and education sector event Educa brings over 500 guests from abroad to follow the whole new international programme. OAJ published a video in which 18 Finnish teachers reveal their superpowers.

24.01.2020 News
According to Finns, EUR 3,000 is a suitable monthly starting salary for class teachers – the salaries of early childhood teachers must be raised in a similar fashion

OAJ’s demand that the salary level of highly educated groups working in the public sector must be corrected using a salary programme is supported by public opinion. Around nine in ten Finns think that a salary of about EUR 3,000 a month is suitable for recently graduated class teachers.

24.01.2020 Press release
Educa is expanding with international programme – Sign up for free!

Nordic’s leading teaching and education sector event Educa is expanding with a new international programme package in January 2020.

15.01.2020 News