Area of application The collective trade agreement sets minimum standards applicable in the industrial sector, such as wages, working time, sick pay, midweek leave pay, etc. The conditions are minimum conditions that employers must apply to all their workers. This MPC, like others, expected them to make greater use of the regional group meetings of Mediterranean partner countries to raise questions about the impact of the collective agreement on the distribution of work between municipalities and family physicians. The agreement is between WFP for workers and the Finnish Trade Association for Employers. Collective agreements include sectoral terms of employment agreed between the employer and the workers` organization. Collective agreements include conditions of pay, working time, annual leave, as well as other benefits and conditions applicable in the sector concerned. For the duration of collective agreements, both parties have an obligation to maintain peace at work. This means that strikes, lockouts, etc. are prohibited against the collective agreement. However, the obligation to maintain industrial peace does not apply. B, for example, political strikes or subsidy strikes.
This is the case because these strikes do not cover the collective agreement itself and its provisions. On the basis of a collective agreement, an employer may agree on certain exceptions to the terms of the collective agreement through specific or local agreements with different groups of workers or workers. The aim is to increase the flexibility of labour relations and to better take into account the differences between different forms of work. The objective of the negotiating parties is to negotiate a new collective agreement before the expiry of the existing collective agreement. If the new collective agreement cannot be negotiated before the expiry of the existing collective agreement, there will be a period when no agreement will be in force. In this case, the provisions of the old collective agreement continue to be respected in labour relations, but the obligation to maintain peace at work for the duration of the collective agreement will no longer apply. This means that workers can go on strike organized by the union. In addition, employers can impose lockouts in the workplace. These measures are intended to convince the other party to pursue its own negotiating objectives.
The new collective agreement was entered into the collective agreement for the period 1.2.2020 – 31.1.2022. In the negotiations on the industrial collective agreement, the negotiating parties want to recognize and respond to the need for a change in working life, for example with regard to the provisions relating to working time and wages. With the collective agreement, both parties to the negotiation want to guarantee the minimum interests of their own members. In some situations, contractual freedom has also been particularly taken into account in the labour sector through the industrial sector collective agreement. Examples of specific employment options include the agreement on the date of the leave allowance and the leave bonus, the organization of 10 hours and the agreement on the date of the announcement of the work schedule to the staff.