Employed by the state
Approximately 2,800 members of the member organisations of Akava Special Branches work for the state. Most of the members of the state sector work in expert and managerial positions in public administration. Around a third of the state sector members work in the field of the Ministry of Education and Culture in universities, the ministry itself and offices under the ministry.
The collective labour agreement to be applied to our members working in the municipal sector is the General collective agreement for government. In the contract negotiations, our members are represented by the Negotiation Organisation for Public Sector Professionals JUKO. We are active in JUKO’s operations.
We influence the salaries and working conditions of our members in both contract negotiations and by providing individual support and counselling. We increase awareness of our members’ professions and raise awareness of how demanding the work of our members is.
You can have a say in the negotiation goals through your member organisation. Within the union, state sector lobbying is coordinated by the state advisory board where all member organisations have representation.
The union’s advisers and lawyers will help you with any trouble regarding your employment and salary negotiations. You should always first try to find an answer to your question from your supervisor or HR. If you want a view independent from your employer, contact your employees’ representative or the union’s office.