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

30.05.2023 - 18:42 News

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.

The private social services sector is on strike on 31 May–2 June. The strike applies to all work done in the early childhood education centres of the following companies in Varsinais-Suomi and Uusimaa regions: 

  • Norlandia
  • Verkanappulat
  • Pilke päiväkodit
  • Touhula
  • Sateenkaari Koto

The strike concerns the private social services sector collective agreement i.e. the work of both teaching staff and supervisors.  

The ban on overtime and shift change continues

The ban on overtime and shift change in the private social services sector applies to all work duties within the collective agreement, and to requirements of additional work. The ban continues and it will end on June 14 at 1 pm.

OAJ defends its members 

OAJ participates the strike to defend the position of early childhood education teachers and supervisors., because the employer’s salary offer does not meet the goals. 

The salaries of early childhood education teachers, special education teachers and supervisors working in the private sector must not lag behind the salaries of the municipal sector. 

The negotiations for the private social services sector with Finnish Association for Private Care Providers (Hyvinvointiala ry.) were interrupted without result on Friday April 28. The collective agreement ended on March 30 and the non-contractual status began. The main negotiators have looked for a solution under the guidance of the mediator in May, but no agreement has been reached.  

OAJ always wants to achieve agreements primarily through negotiation, but now a strike is the only option.

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