There are a number of rules relating to annual leave. If you have any questions, you can contact your local staff representative or HR, or as a member of the TEK, you can contact us. The collective agreement is a key element of Finnish working life. In Finland, basic working conditions are regulated by law. However, collective agreements are used to create additional conditions that are not regulated by law. For example, annual salary increases, minimum wages, paid sick leave and vacation pay. In Finland, all workers are entitled to leave. The number of days depends on your employment contract (full-time/part-time, fixed-term/fixed-term). When you start your job, you collect your legitimate vacation based on your employment contract and how long you worked for your employer. As a rule, those who work full-time, firm contracts, benefit from about thirty days of annual leave.
In addition to your authorized annual leave, there are a number of public holidays throughout the year. Collective agreements ensure good remuneration and wage developments. It is an agreement on minimum wages and general wage increases, which form the basis of the wage system for office workers. In addition, you can negotiate your personal salary increases. The provisions on sickness benefits in collective agreements are generally different from the minimum provisions of the Employment Contracts Act. Thus, in collective agreements, the duration of the remuneration fixed for sickness benefits is generally longer than in the Employment Contracts Act. You may be available for sickness benefits based on a statement from a doctor of your choice. In case of prolonged illness, a declaration from an occupational physician is also necessary. The occupational physician assesses your remaining work capacity.
With your cooperation, your employer and your occupational physician assess your ability to work. A collective agreement negotiated by a trade union grants you benefits far in excess of the Employment Contracts Act Under the Employment Contracts Act, workers who are prevented from carrying out their work by sickness or accident workers are entitled to sickness benefits. Under the law, sickness benefit is paid for the day the worker is sick if it was a working day for the worker and for each working day included in the following nine days of the week. Public holidays are not counted as days of the week. As a rule, normal working time does not exceed 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. .