A Two-Day Strike Kicks Off at Private Schools and Daycares Today!

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2-day strike begins at private schools, daycares

Private schools and daycare centre remain closed across the country as the employees started a two-day strike on Tuesday demanding negotiations on the union members’ terms and conditions of employment in the private teaching sector.

The unions decided to go for the strike as the National Conciliator’s conciliation proposal was rejected on Friday, said the Public and Welfare Sectors Trade Union- JHL in a press release.

The strike started at 12:01 am and scheduled to end at 11:59 pm on Wednesday.

The strike involves 1,500 staff of 16 private schools affecting 19,000 students.

JHL, the Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ) and the Federation of Public and Private Sector Employees- Jyty have conducted collective agreement negotiations with Finnish Education Employers (FEE) all spring.

The aim of these negotiations has been a new collective agreement on the terms and conditions of employment in the private teaching sector, but the negotiations were unsuccessful and were stopped.

The ongoing will affect Helsingin suomalainen yhteiskoulu, Herttoniemen Yhteiskoulu ja reaalilukio, Hyria Koulutus Oy, International School of Helsinki, Kalevan lukio, Tampere, Kouluyhdistys Pestalozzi Schulverein Skolföreningen – Helsingin saksalainen koulu, Kulosaaren Yhteiskoulu, Lahden yhteiskoulun säätiö, Lauttasaaren Yhteiskoulu, Oulunkylän Yhteiskoulu, Pohjois-Haagan Yhteiskoulu, Suomen Diakoniaopisto – Sdo Oy, Svenska samskolan i Tammerfors, Tampereen yhteiskoulun lukio, Töölön Yhteiskoulu, Viipurin reaalikoulu – Maunulan Yhteiskoulu and Helsingin Matematiikkalukio.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

10 Comments
  1. Emily94 says

    Why were the negotiations between the unions and the employers unsuccessful? What are the specific terms and conditions of employment that the employees are demanding changes to?

    1. Jack82 says

      The negotiations between the unions and the employers were unsuccessful primarily due to disagreements on salary increases and working hours. The employees are demanding changes to their working conditions, including better pay, reduced workload, and improved benefits. These issues have been crucial factors leading to the current strike.

  2. Emma_Smith says

    As a parent, I support the employees’ right to strike for fair terms and conditions. It’s important that they have a voice in negotiating their employment agreements for the betterment of education in private schools and daycares.

  3. BrianSmith123 says

    It’s disappointing to see the private schools and daycare centers closed due to the strike. I hope both sides can come to a resolution soon for the sake of the students and employees affected.

  4. JenniferSmith92 says

    As a parent, I understand the frustration of the employees in private schools and daycares. It’s crucial for their terms and conditions to be negotiated fairly for a successful working environment. Solidarity with the staff participating in the strike!

  5. MeganSmith82 says

    I support the employees’ decision to go on strike to demand fair negotiations on their terms and conditions of employment. It’s important for all workers to have a voice in ensuring their rights are respected in the private teaching sector.

  6. MeganJohnson says

    As a parent, I support the strike for fair and just employment conditions. It’s essential to prioritize the well-being and rights of the teachers who play a fundamental role in our children’s education.

  7. EmilySmith says

    As a parent, I support the employees’ strike for fair negotiations on their terms and conditions of employment in private schools and daycares. It’s essential for ensuring a conducive working environment that ultimately benefits the students’ education.

  8. EmilySmith says

    As a parent of a student affected by this strike, I am disappointed by the lack of progress in the negotiations. It’s crucial for the well-being of both the staff and students to reach a fair agreement on their terms and conditions. I hope the parties involved can come to a resolution soon.

  9. EmilyC19 says

    The strike by the employees in private schools and daycares is a bold move to demand fair negotiations on their terms of employment. It’s crucial for the union members to stand united for their rights in the private teaching sector.

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