TU approves new collective agreement for the ICT
and salary hikes for technology industry employees
TU (04.10.2010 -
Juhani Artto) Minimum working hour regulations allowed for the ICT
industry's agency labour
The possibility of strike action in the ICT industry helped smooth the path
to a new two-year collective agreement. The board of the Union of Salaried
Employees TU approved the negotiation results on Thursday.
The new agreement raises salaries from October by EUR27 per month or at
least by 1.1 per cent. Minimum salaries and euro-based allowances are set to
go up by 1.35 per cent.
In December a 0.5 per cent salary rise is due to come into effect in
companies where the employer and shop stewards have to yet to agree on a
concrete solution. If the parties cannot agree on the divvy up or share out
of the raise, all salaried employees affected under these circumstances are
to be given a 0.25 per cent pay rise and the employer will decide on how the
other 0.25 per cent increase is to be distributed.
The parties have agreed to negotiate in April-May 2011 on the autumn 2011
pay rises and on the January 2012 local salary increase.
The new collective agreement includes improvement in regulations concerning
agency labour. From now on, minimum working hour regulations can be applied
to agency labour.
The new ICT industry collective agreement covers 15,000 salaried employees.
The previous agreement expired on June 30.
1.5 per cent increase for technology industry employees
In the technology industry salaries will be raised by 1.0 per cent in
October. In addition, an 0.5 per cent rise is to be shared via a local level
procedure. The solution, approved on Thursday by TU's board, covers about
30,000 salaried employees.