Overtime and shift-trading ban continues in private sector early childhood education

17.10.2018 - 14:30 News

OAJ has decided to continue the overtime and shift-trading ban in private day-care centres.

– We still do not support the Governments’ legislation plan but oppose the weakening of protection against dismissal. The weakening of employees’ protection against dismissal does not promote employment, on the contrary it induces a situation where employees in companies of different sizes become unequal, argues OAJ’s Negotiations Director Mr. Petri Lindroos.

The Parliament voted in favour of the Government when taking stand on the Government’s statement on employment policy. There are differing opinions if the Parliament gave its’ consent to the preparation of the law consisting the weakening of protection against dismissal in small businesses.

– The weakening of protection against dismissal through legislation affects only a small part of OAJ’s members, but we defend each and every one of our members. At the same time, we continue to exert influence towards the Government and Parliament, stresses Lindroos.

Other unions oppose as well

OAJ has opposed the weakening of protection against dismissal along with other trade unions. The actions of other unions continue as well and partly escalate. JHL (Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sector) announced today on a nationwide strike to take place on 22-23 October, which can have an impact on schools such as their cleaning and catering services.

– OAJ’s members do not perform strikebound duties. So, for example, teachers and kindergarten teachers are not obliged to arrange the catering services of schools and day-care centres, Lindroos reminds.

For example, in municipal day-care centres JHL’s overtime and shift-trading ban is applied, which continues the current week. OAJ’s members should take this into account and perform their own duties only. OAJ’s overtime and shift-trading ban does not apply to the municipal day-care centres for the time being.