Facility 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 facility services sector with the employers’ federation, Real Estate Employers.
Work functions in the facility services 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 facility services sector.
Collective agreement for facility services sector
Agreement period: 1.3.2022 - 29.2.2024
Collective agreement text: Facility services sector collective agreement 1.3.2022– 29.2.2024
What is new compared to the previous collective agreement?
2% wage increase
In the facility services sector there will be a 2 per cent across-the board increase in pay scales, personal wages, evening, night and shift supplements, on-call payments as well as shop steward and occupational safety representative payments.
Wages in the sector will increase by 2% from 1.6.2022.
The second wage increase in the agreement period will be agreed by 15.1.2023. If no agreement is reached, the collective agreement can be terminated to end on 28.2.2023.
Janitors and cleaners paid on a points-based system
The value of points, minimum wages and basic hourly wages of janitors and cleaners paid on a points-based system will also increase by 2 per cent from 1.6.2022.
Actual working hours made part of the employment agreement
PAM aimed for changes to give more part-time workers the chance to get more working hours in their employment contract. We succeeded in this.
Employers and part-time workers must check at least every 12 months if actual working hours correspond to the hours in the employment contract. If the actual working hours have been more, the worker can ask the employer to change the working hours in the employment contract to correspond to the actual working hours. The employer must give a justified reply to the worker's request.
Working group to reform midweek public holiday system
PAM’s objective was to get a fair midweek public holiday system for all workers.
Under the mediation proposal, PAM and Real Estate Employers will set up a working group to reform the midweek public holiday system. The working group must complete its work before 31.12.2023 and the new system will be introduced from the start of 2025.
Recommended form for employment contracts
PAM’s objective was to address the practice of some employers to get workers to accept employment contracts where they give up their rights e.g. to weekend days off or agree to a six-day working week or extra hours.
There is now a model employment contract jointly produced by PAM and Real Estate Employers (link) in an annex to the collective agreement. It is recommended to use this.
Shorter lay-off notice period can be agreed
On an individual workplace basis, it is possible to agree on a shorter lay-off notice period of 7 days.
- Working group to reconcile entries in collective agreement on maternity and paternity leave with the new reform of family leave by 31.5.2022. Implementation will not increase costs or overall number of paid days off.
- Working group to update cooperation agreement to correspond technically with new Act on Co-operation within Undertakings.
- Technical correction: all references to extended working hours in the competitiveness pact to be removed.
Collective agreement in a nutshell - different languages
Here you can read the National Conciliator's proposal in Finnish, which was accepted on 28.2.2018.