Always check the collective agreement that respects your job when you start your new job. Information about benefits and rights guaranteed by the collective agreement is often valuable. At the law firm NJORD, we have extensive experience in legal advice in relation to collective agreements. We support you by giving you an overview of the conditions of your employees. Our lawyers advise on both collective agreement rights and rights arising from other countries. When the collective agreement between the worker ends or the worker leaves the union, any clause or condition of employment may be negotiated and dealt with in the collective agreement. For very large collective agreement units, the collective agreement can be hundreds of pages long. However, in a typical production plant or retail business, collective agreements are more often about 30 pages long. NJORD provides legal advice on all challenges related to collective agreements. We can ensure that your company is aware of the rules of the collective agreement in question.

In addition, we advise and support you on the following issues: The collective agreement covers you against arbitrary dismissals and dismissals, because the agreements define the rules to be followed in the event of termination, i.e. the so-called termination procedures. As a general rule, the negotiation of the first collective agreement lasts up to six months. Negotiations on renewal agreements will also take a few months, but the old agreement will remain in force during negotiations. Collective agreements indicate the date on which they come into force. You can indicate that different parts of the agreement come into force on different dates. If no date is indicated, it will come into effect on the date the last party signs it. Workers are not required to join a union in a given workplace.

Nevertheless, most industries, with an average union training of 70%, are subject to a collective agreement. An agreement does not prohibit higher wages and better benefits, but sets a legal minimum, much like a minimum wage. In addition, an agreement on national income policy is often, but not always, reached, bringing together all trade unions, employers` organisations and the Finnish government. [1] British law reflects the historical contradiction of the United Kingdom`s labour policy relations. In addition, workers are concerned that the union, if it were to file a collective agreement infringement action, would be bankrupted, which would allow workers to remain in collective bargaining without representation. This unfortunate situation can change slowly, including due to EU influences. Japanese and Chinese companies, which have British factories (particularly in the automotive industry), try to pass on the company`s ethics to their workers. [Clarification needed] This approach has been adopted by local British companies, such as Tesco.