Labour legislation

The conditions of employment at Aalto University are determined primarily on the basis of labour legislation, the General collective agreement for universities and the employment contract.

Collective agreement

The collective agreement includes provisions on matters such as the salary payment system, working hours, annual holiday, and sickness pay.

The parties to the agreement are the Association of Finnish Independent Education Employers (AFIEE) representing the employer and, as representatives of personnel, the Negotiation Organisation for Public Sector Professionals JUKO, the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL and Trade Union Pro. 

The collective agreement is in force from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2022 and will be available on this page in English and in Swedish as soon as possible.

The collective agreement valid from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2022 in Finnish: Yliopistojen yleinen työehtosopimus 

The collective agreement valid until 31 March 2020: 

    Labour legislation

    Working life is governed by several laws, which the employer must keep available at the work place in order to secure the rights of the employees. Below is a list of some of the key regulations affecting labour issues. More Finnish legislation can be found in Finlex, an online database of legislative and other judicial information. On the Ajantasainen lainsäädäntö page it is possible to conduct searches either on the basis of the name of the statute, or using a free text search.

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    General Collective Agreement of Universities

    The General collective agreement for universities stipulates the employment conditions for university staff. The collective agreement is valid from 1 February 2018 to 31 March 2020.

    The Public Sector Negotiating Commission (JUKO) is in charge of the employment condition negotiations of universities. OAJ is the largest member association of JUKO. The collective agreement is available on the JUKO website, in English on the website of The Association of Finnish Independent Education Employers AFIEE (Sivistystyöantajat).

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