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Consulting sector

Senior salaried employees in the consulting sector work as experts and designers in the industry, construction and the development of the infrastructure of the society.

The collective labour agreement of the industry is valid from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2019. The contracting parties are the Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff – YTN and Teknologiateollisuus (the Technology Industries of Finland) representing employers.

YTN’s goal is a good and fair work life.

  • Away from underpayment. The wages in the consulting sector drag at a lower level than those of other senior salaried employees.
  • Well-being at work by flexible working hours solution. Good means are, for example, flexible working hours, working hours bank and possibility for telecommuting.
  • All time used for work must be compensated.
  • Competitiveness from top expertise. Companies must invest in the development of their personnel’s competence.
  • Shop stewards must have sufficient rights to access information as well as operational requirements.
  • Local agreeing should be fair. Generally local agreements are to be made between shop stewards and companies in writing.

Senior salaried employee in the consulting sector

Approximately 18,400 employees work in the consulting sector, of which approximately 10,000 are within the scope of the collective labour agreement of senior salaried employees.

  • The largest companies based on invoicing are Ramboll Finland, Sweco Finland, Neste Engineering Solutions, Etteplan Group (turnover in Finland), Pöyry Finland, Sitowise, Granlund (group), Elomatic-yhtiöt, FCG and A-Insinöörit (group). In 2017, the total turnover of the companies in the sector was approximately EUR 1.9 billion.
  • Most of the senior salaried employees working in the consulting sector are either engineers or Masters of Science in Technology. Approximately 20 per cent of the senior salaried employees are women.
  • Four out of five senior salaried employees work as experts.
  • The average working hours per week is 39.4. The weekly working hours determined in the collective labour agreement is 37.5.

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