New conciliated settlement proposal approved – IT services sector strike ends
The Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff (YTN) today approved a new conciliated settlement proposal resolving the industrial dispute in the IT services sector. The proposal has also been approved by the Association of IT sector employees and by the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, representing employers in the sector.
This approval by all sides brings an immediate end to the strike that began on Monday. The ban on overtime and work-related travelling outside of working hours also ends immediately. Striking employees will return to work by no later than the evening shift on Thursday 10 November 2011.
The new conciliated settlement incorporates the following salary increases in line with the national incomes policy framework agreement:
A general increase of 1.6 per cent and a local element of 0.8 per cent payable as of 1 October 2011. The local element will also be paid across the board unless some other distribution settlement is reached.
A non-recurrent element of EUR 150 payable as of 1 January 2012. This lump sum will be paid to employees who have been continuously employed since no later than 1 October 2011.
A general increase of 1.3 per cent and a local element of 0.6 per cent payable as of 1 November 2012. The local element will also be paid across the board unless some other distribution settlement is reached.
The new collective agreement also incorporates new provisions on the job security of labour protection delegates, which were an important bargaining objective of YTN.
The industrial peace obligation will now correspond to the formulation used in the collective agreements in the technology industries and the consulting sector.
YTN finds that the settlement constitutes a new milestone in collective bargaining for the sector. As a bargaining partner, we shall now be able to exert an active influence on the evolution of terms and conditions of employment in the sector both at national level and at individual enterprises through locally elected staff representatives. Representation at workplaces has been enhanced by including a new provision on the job security of labour protection delegates in the collective agreement.
For further details please contact YTN responsible agent and chief negotiator for the IT services sector, Jani Huhtamella, tel.358 40 535 3728.