Collective agreement concluded for senior salaried employees in the design and consultancy industries

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 14:55
A new collective agreement for senior salaried employees in the design and consultancy industries was concluded, as Technology Industries of Finland and the Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff (YTN) approved the negotiated settlement for which agreement was reached earlier on Monday. The negotiated settlement covers approximately 43,000 senior salaried employees.

Under this agreement – similar to all Technology Industries of Finland’s agreements – the objective is that salary adjustments are primarily agreed upon through local bargaining in companies. If agreeing on a local salary settlement fails, the so-called fallback clause of the collective agreement is applied.

According to the fallback clause, salary increases within the 25-month agreement period amount to a total of 3.3%. In the first agreement year, a general pay increase of 1.3% will be applied to all senior salaried employees by no later than on 1 March 2020. In the second agreement year, a general pay increase of 1.2% will be applied by 1 February 2021. In addition, a company or workplace-specific increase of 0.8% will be applied on 1 February 2021.

The hours included in the Competitiveness Pact will be eliminated in their previous form and replaced with new types of options for flexible working time.

The employer may assign to senior salaried employees 16 additional hours of work in a calendar year based on justified production-related needs. Working hours may not be scheduled for weekday holidays or the Saturday of a week with a weekday holiday. In addition, 8 hours of training can be allocated to take place during time off. A compensation in line with the basic pay with no additional increases is paid for all such hours. In addition, working time may be extended through local bargaining.

Further information:
Jarkko Ruohoniemi, Director, Industrial Relations, tel. +358 (0)40 833 9577