Property services sector collective agreement
The collective agreement sets out minimum employment terms in the sector. For example, in the agreement cleaners and caretakers can find out what wages, working hours or sick pay they are entitled to. The terms are minimum terms.
PAM negotiates the collective agreement for the property services sector with the employers’ federation, Real Estate Employers.
Work functions in the sector include cleaning, property caretaking, technical services, premises services, office plant services and associated roles.
The collective agreement for janitor work and cleaning has ceased as a separate collective agreement. Nowadays it is an annex to the collective agreement for employees in the facilities services sector.
Agreement period: 1.3.2023 - 31.3.2025
Link to collective agreement text: Facilities services sector collective agreement 1.3.2023– 31.3.2025 (will be added later)
Link to collective agreement e-version (will be added later)
What is new compared to the previous collective agreement?
- Personal wages will be increased by 95 euros (0,59 euros/hour) from 1.5.2023 (or from the start of the first wage payment period starting after that).
- Personal wages will be increased by 1.8 per cent from 1.8.2024 (or from the start of the first wage payment period starting after that).
Pay scales will be increased by 4.4 per cent on 1.5.2023 and by 1.8 per cent on 1.8.2024. Pay scales from 1.5.2023 and 1.8.2024 (pdf)
Examples of how your new wages are calculated (pdf in Finnish)
Points values in the memorandum on janitor’s work and cleaners paid on a points-based system and minimum wages will be increased correspondingly on the same dates. See table here (pdf)
Payments for shop stewards and occupational safety representatives will be increased by 6.2 per cent from 1.5.2023. See tables (pdf in Finnish)
Changes to collective agreement texts
Weekend time off
During a calendar year employees have at least 14 Saturday-Sunday time off combinations. In practice this means two more weekends off in a calendar year.
Payment of final wages
Final wages under the collective agreement must be paid on the 10th calendar day from the end of the employment relationship.
A provision was added on final wages under which the payment of final wages can be agreed differently with the employee in accordance with section 18 of the collective agreement (locally).
Paid family leave was amended to correspond to current legislation. The non-birthing parent gets wages for 36 family leave days, whereas paid leave up to now was 6 days.
If an employer lays off workers, the 5-day period for submission of the negotiating proposal is included in the total negotiating period.
It was agreed in the memorandum that in unanticipated and exceptional circumstances (such as Covid) employers can use a shorter lay-off procedure. Force majeure is established together with the shop steward before the memorandum is applied.
Working groups, recommendations and development work
Evaluation of the pay system
During the agreement period the needs to update evaluation of job complexity and to improve the incentive effect of pay, work productivity and the appeal of the sector will be investigated and assessed. In this work the associations will hear the views and experiences of businesses and their staff representatives.
Strengthening the language skills of immigrants
PAM and Real Estate Employers recommend that employers support language learning in Finnish or Swedish for workers with an immigrant background, for example by planning shifts that enable language studies and that improved language skills are promoted through language learning at work.
The associations further recommend that where possible employers look into and make use of services such as Workplace Finnish Training, which are designed to promote the ability of staff at the workplace with a foreign background to cope with everyday work tasks in Finnish or Swedish.
Reform of the midweek public holiday system
PAM and Real Estate Employers will continue the working group on the reform of midweek public holidays under revised conditions. The working group was part of the mediation proposal approved in spring 2022.
Memorandum on janitor’s work and cleaners paid on a points-based system
Parties will continue work in accordance with the memorandum. This means integrating the memorandum into the collective agreement.
Previous collective agreement text: Facility services sector collective agreement 1.3.2022– 28.3.2023
Collective agreement 1.3.2022-28.2.2023 in a nutshell - different languages
Previous collective agreement texts
Facility services sector collective agreement 1.3.2022– 28.3.2023
The entire mediation proposal that was accepted on 14 March 2022 (in Finnish)
Here you can read the National Conciliator's proposal in Finnish, which was accepted on 28.2.2018.