Specified Collective Agreement for State Civil Servants and Employees Under Contract
Ministry of Education
Department of Education and Science Policy

Universities

Specified collective agreement for Collective Agreement for State Civil Servants and Employees Under Contract concerning the introduction of a new salary system in the universities

The agreement was signed on 16.12. 2006, between the Ministry of Education and the Public Sector Negotiating Commission (JUKO), the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors (JHL) and the Confederation of State Employees (Pardia).

1 § Grounds for the agreement

This agreement is made in accordance with the central collective agreement signed on  the 14th of December 2004, concerning the overall introduction of new salary systems within the public sector.

2 § Scope and the content of the agreement

A new salary system will be introduced in universities on  the 1st of January, 2006.   The provisions of the contract are included in Appendices 1 to 5 in this document.

3 § Period covered by the agreement

This agreement comes into effect on  the 1st of January, 2006, and expires on the 31st of December, 2007.  The agreement will be renewed annually after this, unless one of the parties has given at least six weeks notice of their intention to terminate the contract.  This agreement will also be cancelled if the Collective Agreement for State Civil Servants and Employees Under Contract is terminated.

4 § Industrial peace obligation

Collective Agreement for State Civil Servants

For the duration of this agreement, no party to the agreement is permitted to engage in industrial action on matters concerning the duration and content of the agreement, or in order to establish a new agreement before the expiry of the exiting agreement.   Disputes must be settled as stipulated in the contract, not through industrial action.  In addition, any union signatory to this agreement is obliged to ensure that sub-associations or personnel covered by the agreement breach neither the industrial peace obligation nor other terms of the agreement.  This obligation means that unions must not support precluded industrial action or in any other way influence such action, and is obliged to try to prevent such action from occurring.

Collective Agreement for Employees Under Contract

For the duration of this agreement, strike action, lock-outs and other similar actions which are directed against this agreement or the stipulations in the appendices or are aimed to change this agreement or the stipulations in the appendices, are not permitted.

Helsinki Date 2006

Ministry of Education and the Public Sector Negotiating Commission (JUKO), the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors (JHL) and the Confederation of State Employees (Pardia)

Appendix 1   Provisions of the new salaries system
Appendix 2   The work-specific salary component for teaching and research staff
Appendix 3   The work-specific salary component for general staff
Appendix 4   The personal salary component for teaching and research staff
Appendix 5  The personal salary component for general staff