The labour and employment legislation adopted by the Finnish parliament lays the foundations for collective agreements. As minimum wages are not set by Finnish labour and employment legislation, workers` wages are based on collective agreements negotiated by trade unions. You must notify staff if there is a collective agreement that affects the employment of your employees. You do so by including the agreement in your terms of sale or by having a clause stipulating the existence of an agreement and transmitting it instead of the contract. It is important to know the definition of the collective agreement. In essence, a collective agreement that defines the terms of employment of your employees is part of their employment contract. These include areas such as: before entering into negotiations on a collective agreement, the union must be certified by the employment agency. In a short period of time after the certification is received, the union will begin collective bargaining (or negotiations) with the employer. The aim of the negotiations is to reach agreement on the many issues that can be included in the agreement. 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 the following issues: collective agreements in Germany are legally binding, which is accepted by the public and is not cause for concern.  [Failed verification] While in the United Kingdom there was (and probably still is) an “she and us” attitude in labour relations, the situation is very different in post-war Germany and in some other northern European countries. In Germany, the spirit of cooperation between the social partners is much greater. For more than 50 years, German workers have been represented by law on boards of directors.  Together, management and workers are considered “social partners.”  Pro`s collective agreement guarantees a level playing field of contractual relationship and fair compensation. Although the collective agreement itself is not applicable, many of the negotiated terms relate to wages, conditions, leave, pensions, etc. These conditions are included in a worker`s employment contract (whether the worker is unionized or not); and the employment contract is of course applicable. If the new conditions are not acceptable to individuals, they may be contrary to their employer; but if the majority of workers have agreed, the company will be able to dismiss the complainants, usually unpunished.