in the state sector bargaining:
Government employees have to be protected by binding regulations
Collective bargaining in the state sector began on Tuesday January 12. "This time our goals are
closely connected with the unprecedented changes in government organisations", says Tuire
Santamäki-Vuori, the President of the JHL - The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare
"The focus will
be on the management of these changes. We want employees to receive decent pay and working
conditions and pay systems to be applied properly."
have had bad experiences with the government's personnel policy and no longer trust recommendations and
promises to improve working conditions. We need binding regulations."
JHL will define its pay demands after the parties have, broadly speaking, reached a common
understanding on the duration and other context of the agreement.
The present agreement expires on January 31. Negotiations will continue on Monday January