Ban on overtime and shift change for OAJ members in municipal sector

02.03.2022 - 14:00 News

An extensive ban on overtime and shift change will become effective in the municipal sector and applies also to the members of OAJ. The ban on overtime and shift changes was announced by the negotiating organisations JUKO and JAU.

The purpose of the measure is to speed up the process of finding a solution for the agreement in the municipal sector. The validity of collective agreements in the municipal sector expired on 28 February, and no negotiated result has been reached at the municipal sector negotiating table. 

The ban on overtime and shift change applies most extensively to those members of OAJ who are early childhood education teachers in an employment relationship. Civil servants may not, by law, take part in any organisational measures other than a strike. 

– With the ban on overtime and shift work, we aim to influence the municipal sector employer and create pressure for the progress of negotiations. Peace of work is no longer valid, so other organisational measures are also possible, reminds Olli Luukkainen, President of OAJ and Juko. 

The collected questions and answers offer clarification 

OAJ has compiled general questions on the ban on overtime and shift change, as well as answers to them. Read more.

The ban on overtime and shift change starts on Monday the 7th March at 0:01 and is effective until Sunday the 13th March at 23:59. It covers the work duties of the members of the unions belonging to JUKO in four municipal collective agreement sectors. OAJ has members belonging to the fields of municipal collective agreement for the education sector (OVTES) and general collective agreement for municipal personnel (KVTES). 

Read JUKO's press release.


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