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Collective bargaining - 08.01.2020 klo 15.01

Follow the collective bargaining round

Follow the collective bargaining round

PAM is negotiating minimum working conditions for around 400 000 workers in the service sector.

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.

During week 4 PAM is negotiating terms and conditions for employment within: 

  • Retail
  • Facilities services sector
  • Veikkaus - the Finnish gaming company
  • Alko
  • Customer service and telemarketing
  • Technical workers at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet
  • Golf sector

PAM's collective agreements and their duedates and scope (in Finnish)

New from the bargaining round


In general

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

Please notice that all news about PAM's negotiations, can be found on the Finnish website. 


Facilities services sector

24.1.2020 Changes of working hour act are currently discussed in the collective negotiations in facilities services

22.1.2020 The collective negotiations in facilities services continued yesterday

14.1.2020 The collective agreement negotiations within the facilities services to continue next week

10.1.2020 The collective agreement negotiations within the facilities services started today

Completed Collective agreements 

19.12.2019 PAM Executive Committee approved new collective agreements for ski resorts and adventure services for two years

Weekly summaries

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