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Changes to collective agreements due to the coronavirus epidemic

Updated: 27.01.2022

Due to the corona epidemic, in 2020 PAM agreed with employers ’unions on temporary changes to collective agreements to address the situation. Approximately all temporary changes ended no later than December 31, 2020. However, for example, the extended readmission obligation for a terminated person still has an effect.

In the spring, the changes were agreed to end in the summer, but were extended so that most were in effect until the end of 2020. The Parliament also made temporary exceptions to labor and unemployment security legislation, most of which expired at the end of 2020. You can find information about legislative changes here (in Finnish).

Once the temporary changes have expired, the terms and conditions of employment can be checked for each collective agreement here.

Click your agreement sector below to see the changes in place in that sector for a limited period.

Agreement sectors


Commercial sector

There are no temporary amendments to the collective agreement in the field of trade.

However, the extension of the readmission obligation still has an impact. The extended readmission obligation applies to workers made redundant on economic and production grounds from 1.4.2020 to 31.12.2020.

According to a temporary amendment to a collective agreement, an employer must offer work to its dismissed employee on economic and productive grounds if the employer needs employees within 9 months (normally 4 or 6) of the termination of the employment for the same or similar tasks performed by the dismissed employee. The employment relationship ends after the notice period. Termination periods have been agreed in collective agreements. A condition for the readmission obligation is also that the employee is still a jobseeker at the TE Office.
 

Hotel, restaurant and leisure services

 

The extension of the readmission obligation still has an impact 

The extended readmission obligation applies to workers made redundant on economic and production grounds from 1.4.2020 to 31.12.2020.

According to a temporary amendment to a collective agreement, an employer must offer work to its dismissed employee on economic and productive grounds if the employer needs employees within 9 months (normally 4 or 6) of the termination of the employment for the same or similar tasks performed by the dismissed employee. The employment relationship ends after the notice period. Termination periods have been agreed in collective agreements. A condition for the readmission obligation is also that the employee is still a jobseeker at the TE Office.

There are no other temporary provisions of the collective agreement.

 

Amusement, theme and adventure parks collective agreement

 

The extension of the readmission obligation still has an impact 

The extended readmission obligation applies to workers made redundant on economic and production grounds from 1.4.2020 to 31.12.2020.

According to a temporary amendment to a collective agreement, an employer must offer work to its dismissed employee on economic and productive grounds if the employer needs employees within 9 months (normally 4 or 6) of the termination of the employment for the same or similar tasks performed by the dismissed employee. The employment relationship ends after the notice period. Termination periods have been agreed in collective agreements. A condition for the readmission obligation is also that the employee is still a jobseeker at the TE Office.

 

Avecra train service staff collective agreement 

The extension of the readmission obligation still has an impact 

The extended readmission obligation applies to workers made redundant on economic and production grounds from 1.4.2020 to 31.12.2020.

According to a temporary amendment to a collective agreement, an employer must offer work to its dismissed employee on economic and productive grounds if the employer needs employees within 9 months (normally 4 or 6) of the termination of the employment for the same or similar tasks performed by the dismissed employee. The employment relationship ends after the notice period. Termination periods have been agreed in collective agreements. A condition for the readmission obligation is also that the employee is still a jobseeker at the TE Office.

There are no other temporary provisions of the collective agreement.

Ski resorts and adventure services sector collective agreements

The extension of the readmission obligation still has an impact 

The extended readmission obligation applies to workers made redundant on economic and production grounds from 1.4.2020 to 31.12.2020.

According to a temporary amendment to a collective agreement, an employer must offer work to its dismissed employee on economic and productive grounds if the employer needs employees within 9 months (normally 4 or 6) of the termination of the employment for the same or similar tasks performed by the dismissed employee. The employment relationship ends after the notice period. Termination periods have been agreed in collective agreements. A condition for the readmission obligation is also that the employee is still a jobseeker at the TE Office.

There are no other temporary provisions of the collective agreement.

 

Facility services sector

Due to an exceptional situation, the amendments to the collective agreement in the facility services sector have expired on 31 May 2020. In the sector, the amendments to the legislation agreed due to the corona epidemic (here in Finnish) and in other respects the collective agreement entries (here) are followed.


Cinemas collective agreement and
Removal service sector collective agreement 

The temporary amendments to the collective agreements in the cinemas and removal service sector have expired.

The extension of the readmission obligation still has an impact 

The extended readmission obligation applies to workers made redundant on economic and production grounds from 1.4.2020 to 31.12.2020.

According to a temporary amendment to a collective agreement, an employer must offer work to its dismissed employee on economic and productive grounds if the employer needs employees within 9 months (normally 4 or 6) of the termination of the employment for the same or similar tasks performed by the dismissed employee. The employment relationship ends after the notice period. Termination periods have been agreed in collective agreements. A condition for the readmission obligation is also that the employee is still a jobseeker at the TE Office.


Pharmacy employees collective agreement 

The temporary amendments to the collective agreement has expired.

The extension of the readmission obligation still has an impact 

The extended readmission obligation applies to workers made redundant on economic and production grounds from 1.4.2020 to 31.12.2020.

According to a temporary amendment to a collective agreement, an employer must offer work to its dismissed employee on economic and productive grounds if the employer needs employees within 9 months (normally 4 or 6) of the termination of the employment for the same or similar tasks performed by the dismissed employee. The employment relationship ends after the notice period. Termination periods have been agreed in collective agreements. A condition for the readmission obligation is also that the employee is still a jobseeker at the TE Office.

 

Other collective agreements

  • Customer service and telemarketing collective agreement 
  • Bingo employees collective agreement 
  • Household appliances and equipment servicing and service machine sector collective agreement 
  • Golf sector collective agreement 
  • Private security sector collective agreement 
  • Finnish National Opera and Ballet technical small groups and technical supervisors and technical experts collective agreement 

The temporary amendments to the collective agreements above have expired.

The extension of the readmission obligation still has an impact 

The extended readmission obligation applies to workers made redundant on economic and production grounds from 1.4.2020 to 31.12.2020.

According to a temporary amendment to a collective agreement, an employer must offer work to its dismissed employee on economic and productive grounds if the employer needs employees within 9 months (normally 4 or 6) of the termination of the employment for the same or similar tasks performed by the dismissed employee. The employment relationship ends after the notice period. Termination periods have been agreed in collective agreements. A condition for the readmission obligation is also that the employee is still a jobseeker at the TE Office.

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