Pay, conditions & help
Our ‘Pay, conditions & help’ section provides professionals working in education, training and research with information about their sector’s employment terms and conditions, as well as solutions for problem situations.
Are you in the process of concluding a new employment contract?
Find out what you should be aware of when you accept a new job.
Do you know what your working hours are?
How are working hours determined for the various jobs in the education sector?
What are salaries and wages in the education sector composed of?
Grounds for determining basic salary and additional payments and bonuses.
Are you familiar with your collective agreement?
There are many collective agreements in the education sector. Do you know which one applies to you?
Is it holiday time?
Summer breaks and annual holidays.
Is your family growing?
Maternal and paternal leave, parental leave, child-care leave and other types of family leave.
Are studies or job alternation leave in your future?
Special days off and discretionary leave.
Have you fallen ill?
Absences due to illness, doctors’ appointments, workplace accidents and falling ill while on holiday.
Do you take care of your well-being at work?
A heavy workload and stress have a negative impact on well-being at work – occupational health care and a supportive work environment help!
What constitutes a safe working environment?
Everyone should feel safe at their workplace, which means a safe and healthy work environment is a top priority.
Who is responsible for OSH at the workplace?
The employer’s obligation is to ensure equality, well-being and a safe work environment for its employees. Occupational safety and health is, however, a team effort.
How can work discrimination be addressed?
A good work community promotes equality and non-discrimination.
On what grounds can an employment relationship be temporary?
Temporary employment relationships are exceptions.
Did you run into problems at work?
Warnings, hearings and suspensions.
What happens in a co-operation procedure?
The co-operation procedure is a negotiation between the employer and the employees that aims to develop the operations of the workplace and employees’ opportunities to influence their work.
On what grounds can employment be terminated?
Lay-offs, co-operation procedures and the end of a trial period.
Accrual of pension in the education and training sector, types of pension, and retirement.
Looking for work in the education, training and research sector?
Tips and support for job seeking and career planning, and guidance in case of unemployment.