Helsinki Society of Engineers
Helsinki Society of Engineers, HI for short, is a joint organization of engineers and building architects living in the Uusimaa region.
Information about the website in English
Content in English language on our website will be increasing – slowly but surely. To begin with, we will publish most important news here on this front page, but in the future, the content will be divided on specific pages. You can practice your skills in Finnish by surfing on the Finnish pages, and in case you have difficulties in understanding some of our content in Finnish, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Thank you for your patience!
A Walkout on 6th of February
The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland will participate a Walkout organised by Akava, the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland. That means, that at 14 o’clock (2 PM) that day, all the Union members working in the private sector, including universities and universities of applied sciences, should walk out from work. The demonstration ends at 16 o’clock (4 PM).
The walkouts are Akava’s way of protesting against some of the Government’s working life measures. Akava has tried several times to initiate negotiations on the issues but the efforts have been met with little response. Akava has also repeatedly submitted to the Government its appeal for the opening of negotiations and proposals for alternative measures.
The right to participate a political action is guaranteed by law, so your Employer can’t tell you not to participate.
Please follow Akava’s website for more information, and do take an action for a better working life!
No second strike in technology industry, agreement achieved
The board of the negotiation organisation YTN, acting for the Union of Professional Engineers, including HI, has approved the new Agreement Proposal given by the National Conciliator. That means no second strike of the senior salaried employees in the technology industry will take place, and the Collective Agreement with the employer’s union is achieved.
The Agreement includes a pay rise of 3 % to all from April onwards, if nothing else will locally be negotiated. In addition to that, a one-time extra pay will be paid in March. That will be 12,5 % counted from the income in February.
The employer can by its own decide over a pay rise of 0,5 % in addition to the general raise.
Next year (2024) the raise to all will be 1,3 % and the employer can decide independently over a raise of 1,2 %.
The overtime ban and the ban on work-related travel during leisure time is not valid anymore in the technology industry, but still stands for the consulting sector, because on that branch no Collective Agreement is achieved yet. So do keep on working in just the regular hours!
General information on labor market issues, and the Negotiations Manager Petteri Oksa’s views on achieving the agreement can be read on the YTN web pages.YTN web pages
Check out the upcoming events
The Union of Professional Engineers has its own Training and Event calendar. There are some courses in English as well!
And please remember, that we have an English speaking Teams group as well, let’s meet there!
Events from The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland
The events in the Training and Event Calendar are mainly in Finnish.