Before the union can enter into collective bargaining, it must be certified by the Labour Council. 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. In Finland, collective agreements are of general application. This means that a collective agreement in an industry becomes a general legal minimum for an individual`s employment contract, whether or not he or she is unionized. For this condition to apply, half of the workers in this sector must be unionized and therefore support the agreement. 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. A collective agreement negotiated by a union gives you benefits that are much higher than the employment contract law. You can get more detailed information about the collective agreement as a Steward shop or from the Pro Employees Council. In the event of a conflict, Pro members can get assistance from the Shop Steward and the Union staff council. A collective agreement (TES) is an interim contract between a union and an employer union on the conditions of employment observed in this area.
A collective agreement is a collective agreement on working conditions such as wages and public holidays between a company and a union (“specific collective agreement”) or between the employer organization of a given branch and the union (“sector collective agreement”). Collective agreements are generally valid for two years, sometimes three and sometimes one. Before the contract expires, the union and employer will enter into negotiations for a renewal contract. The compensation system is an integral part of the collective agreement as it defines minimum wages. However, your business may also be subject to the rules of a collective agreement if you have acquired activities and workers under a collective agreement in connection with a merger or merger and you have not taken the opportunity to waive the collective agreement under Danish workers` law in the event of a business transfer.