State employees will get pay rises on basis of framework agreement
JHL (23.11.2011 - Juhani Artto)
The new state employees' collective agreement follows the pattern outlined
in the framework agreement, signed in October by labour market
confederations. The agreement takes effect on 1 March 2012 and expires on 31
Wages and salaries of all employees, covered by the agreement, will be
raised on 1 March 2012 by 1.9 per cent. However, the rise has to be at least
EUR 39.50 per month. In March all will also receive a EUR 150 lump sum.
A further pay rise of 1.4 per cent for wage and salary earners, working for
the state, kicks in on 1
On 1 March 2012 and on 1 March 2013 wages and salaries will be raised on
average by 0.5 per cent on the basis of the outcome of local negotiations.
Jarkko Eloranta, the President for the Trade Union Public and Welfare
Sectors, is satisfied with the pattern of pay rises. Pay rises are to be
implemented through a mix of euros and percentages. It is better for low-pay
employees than a model that is based purely on percentages.
Of the qualitative changes Eloranta regards
improvements in the status of temporary employees as being the most