Municipal employees' new collective agreement applies
JHL (23.11.2011 - Juhani Artto)
Negotiators on the new collective agreement for some 350,000 municipal
employees reached common understanding on Wednesday. The end result applies
the framework agreement, signed in mid-October by the labour market
The municipal sector agreement takes effect on 1 January 2012 and expires on
February 2014. The cost impact of the first 13 months will be 2.4 per cent.
On 1 January 2012 all municipal employees will get a pay rise of 1.7 per
The remaining 0.7 per cent of the pay increase will be used for financing
changes in the agreement. These changes include, among other things, six
paid paternity leave and the scrapping of regulations that have
against temporary employees with regard to their annual leave rights. A EUR
150 lump sum will
be paid in January 2012.
The latter 13 months provides all employees with a pay rise of
1.46 per cent on 1 February 2013. On top of this a further pay rise which
will average 0.6 per cent is to be negotiated at the local level.
The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors is one of the parties
negotiating the municipal employees' collective agreement. JHL's Union
meets at 10 a.m. on Thursday to either approve or reject the negotiation