YTN IT services industry – Finland breathes the code
The IT services industry is one of the fastest growing and attractive sectors within Finland’s industry. Almost 60,000 persons work in the field, for example, in the following sectors:
- Software development and consultancy
- Server and database solutions
- Mobile applications
- Game designing and production
- IT hardware and consultancy
- Repair and service of point-of-sale systems
- Virtual and added reality
- Artificial intelligence
The biggest employers in Finland are, among other things, CGI, Tieto, F-Secure, Fujitsu, Rovio, Accenture, Supercell and Digia.
Collective labour agreement
The IT services industry has a national collective labour agreement that applies to those employees who work for a company that is a member of the Technology Industry Employers of Finland. The current collective agreement is valid from March 3, 2023, to November 30, 2024. (However, it can be terminated to end on November 30, 2023, by giving written notice no later than October 31, 2023.) There are also several company-specific collective agreements in the industry.
Collective Agreement of the IT service sector 3.3.2023 – 30.11.2024
The Finnish version of the collective agreement can found here.
Among other things, the following has been agreed on in the collective labour agreement of the IT services industry:
- Minimum wages
- Working hours
- Overtime work
- Sick leave
- Compensation for travelling time
- Paid family leaves
- Other remuneration
Even though the collective labour agreement is comprehensive, it still provides quite an extensive possibility to agree on matters locally at a company level.