Collective agreement for all state employees
On Saturday, labour organisations and the state reached a consensus on a new collective bargaining agreement which applies to 80,000 state-employed academic professionals for the next three years. Read here about the most important results for you, if you are a state employee.
The future collective agreement period will once again run for three years. The most important elements are:
- 4.42 percent in general salary increases. In addition, the parties have agreed to an estimate for the regulatory scheme, so the expectation is that the total overall salary increase will be 5.05 percent.
- Percentage of the availability supplement that counts toward pensions is increased from 9 to 12.5 percent.
- The highest salary level for employees with bachelors degrees is raised from level 5 to level 6.
- Employee influence on green transformation at state workplaces.
- On boarding in the workplace for recent graduates to ensure a good start to their work lives.
- A senior bonus introduced at 62 years, which individuals can decide to convert to two extra days off.
- A half-year of bereavement leave to both parents who have lost a child.
- The state competencies fund will be continued
- The leadership training in psychosocial work environments will be continued.
The chairperson of DM, Camilla Gregersen, is pleased that an agreement has been reached which ensures a reasonable salary development for academic professionals employed in the state.
”I am satisfied that many of our demands led to concrete results. We have landed a deal with salary increases, and through the regulatory scheme, we have been given a guarantee that the public employees’ salaries do not fall behind if/when the salaries of the employees in the private sector rise more during this period,” she says, and elaborates:
"We also achieved improvements in the conditions for senior employees and highlighted the recent graduates’ beginning in the labour market. I am happy that we also strengthened the tools for union representatives in wage negotiations, and that DM’s demand for employee influence on sustainability ended up as a result throughout the state. Many state employees are subject to a high workload, and therefore there should be continued attention on the work environment".
Improvements within higher education
Additionally, there have been a number of improvements for the scholarly staff at higher education institutes.
- Hourly-paid teachers at the universities are now, after a more than 20-year fight, covered by the collective bargaining agreement. This means that they are written into the agreement for external lectors and will obtain the improvements within, for example, salary during parental leave, sickness, a child’s second sick day, possibilities for salary supplements, etc.
- Fixed-term scholarly employees, for example, PhDs, post-docs, and adjuncts, will get improved salary conditions during parental leave/adoption.
- All lectors, senior researchers, senior project researchers, and senior advisers within higher education and research institutes get an increase in the general wage supplement equal to 2,405 kroner yearly.
- For lectors/senior researchers that are included in the new promotion programme to professor in the universities’ employment structure, there has been a new supplement agreed upon which is granted in addition to the lector supplement.
- Improvements in the supplements within the university sector are financed by funds from the discontinued employment category professor MSO.
- Teachers at the university colleges and business academies gain improvements in conditions on their working time.
Camilla Gregersen says about the improvements in the teaching sector:
”There are some strong improvements in the teaching sector, and I am proud that we have landed that.”
If you are included in the improvements within higher education, you got an email with further information.
In the run-up to the referendum, you will get much more information on the results and be invited to debate meetings about them.
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