PAM is this spring negotiating collective agreements for the private service sector. The collective bargaining round means that PAM negotiates together with the employer organisation about terms and conditions, which are setting the minimum in each sector. Such are salaries and wages, working hours, sick pay, pay for work on mid-week holidays etc. for workers.
The collective agreements for the retail sector and facilities services sector are expiring at the end January. At the end of March the agreements for the hotel, restaurant and leisure industry runs out. Last, but not least, there is the private security sector collective agreement, which runs out at the end of April.
All in all 400,000 workers are covered by collective agreements. The number is high due to the fact that the majority of PAM's collective agreements are genreally binding. By this, many service sector workers are covered by the same minimum terms and conditions, regardless of wether the employer belongs to the employers' federation or not.
PAM's collective agreements and their duedates and scope (in Finnish)
New from the bargaining round
19.3.2020 Temporary exemptions in the collective agreements
15.1.2020 Join us in the collective bargaining round and sign the petition
8.1.2020 In the collective bargaining round PAM is looking for a living wage and proper working hours
23.12.2019 Working hours to secure livelihood for part-timers
Negotiations in the main service sectors
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Hotel, restaurant and leisure industry
18.3 PAM’s Executive Committee approves exceptional actions due to coronavirus epidemic
5.3 Collective agreement for the hotel, restaurant and leisure industry now being negotiated
Facilities services sector
16.2 Negotiation result in the facilities services sector
13.2 The mediation in facilities services sector continued today
11.2 The mediations are ongoing
7.2 The mediation within facilities services sector started
30.1 Negotiations in the Facilities Services Sector did not progress at all today. No new appointment scheduled yet.
28.1 Facilities Services Sector - Collective agreement period expires on Friday - no progress in negotiations
24.1 Changes of working hour act are currently discussed in the collective negotiations in facilities services
22.1 The collective negotiations in facilities services continued yesterday
14.1 The collective agreement negotiations within the facilities services to continue next week
10.1 The collective agreement negotiations within the facilities services started today
Completed Collective agreements
14.2.2020 Collective agreement reached in the commercial sector
19.12.2019 PAM Executive Committee approved new collective agreements for ski resorts and adventure services for two years
9.3.2020 Negotiations continue on several collective agreements
2.3.2020 Negotiations to start this week on working conditions in the hospitality services sector
24.2.2020 This week PAM is negotiating several collective agreements with Palta
19.2.2020 Collective agreement negotiations continue in week 8
27.1.2020 Busy collective bargaining week ahead – six collective agreements in the service industry to expire on Friday
20.1.2020 Intense negotiations in the commercial and facilities services sectors – more agreements expiring at the end of this month
14.1.2020 Collective bargaining in six sectors this week