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
Highlights of the Finnish education policy in autumn 2019 – current events in a nutshell

This autumn is big for the education policy. After the Finnish parliamentary elections, the cuts to education funding are finally over. Here is a brief summary of the current events in the Finnish education policy.

26.11.2019 News
Ministers of Education and teaching organisation leaders from countries with top education systems attending summit in Finland

Suomi järjestää ensimmäisenä Pohjoismaana kansainvälisen opetusministereiden ja opettajajärjestöjen huippukokouksen 14.–15.3.2019. Kokoukseen on kutsuttu PISA-testeissä parhaiten menestyneet ja omaa osaamistasoaan vahvasti nostaneet maat.

13.03.2019 News
The future of Finland’s educational policy is being built now – teachers and policymakers meet at major education sector event

The annual Educa trade fair organised by the Trade Union of Education in Finland, OAJ, will bring together thousands of Finnish teachers. One of the key events will be a panel featuring the top names in party politics, who will be challenged on the future of education, training and research.

25.01.2019 News
What is hot this autumn in the Finnish education policy? Read an overview!

OAJ is an active influencer of education policy. Heljä Misukka, OAJ’s Director of Educational Policy, is currently attending The ETUCE Special Conference in Athens, Greece. Read up on the current issues of education policy in Finland.

26.11.2018 News
Overtime and shift-trading ban in private sector early childhood education is over

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

06.11.2018 Press release
Overtime and shift-trading ban continues in private sector early childhood education

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

17.10.2018 News
OAJ has initiated an overtime and shift-trading ban in private day-care centres

The overtime and shift-trading ban initiated by OAJ in private day-care centres began today, 8 October. The ban is in protest of the Finnish government’s intentions to weaken employees’ protection against dismissal in small companies.

08.10.2018 News
OAJ initiates an overtime and shift-trading ban 8th of October - 10 questions and answers

OAJ is initiating an overtime and shift-trading ban in private day-care centres on Monday, 8 October at 00.01 a.m. The political protest is in response to the Finnish government’s plan to weaken protection against dismissal in small businesses. Negotiations Director Petri Lindroos explains the situation.

01.10.2018 News
ISTP 2019 brings Ministers of Education and teacher union leaders to Finland

The Ministers of Education and teacher union leaders from the high-performing education countries meet in Finland next spring.

28.05.2018 News
Olli Luukkainen: A better future demands constant investment in education

Education is in the core of each civilized and progress striving nation, said Olli Luukkainen in his opening speech of the OAJ Council's spring meeting.

16.05.2018 News
The main contracting organizations of the university sector have accepted the conciliation proposal – all industrial action is cancelled

The feud regarding the collective bargaining at the university sector has been resolved and all industrial action has been cancelled.

06.03.2018 News