The collective agreement concerning delivery personnel has been approved
Delivery personnel no longer required to work extra hours mandated by the competitiveness pact, wages to go up by 3.3%
The new collective agreement concerning delivery personnel has been approved. The two-year agreement is in force between 1 February 2020 and 28 February 2022.
Delivery personnel’s obligation to work extra hours mandated by the competitiveness pact had already ended by the end of 2019. These extra hours are not mentioned in the new collective agreement.
During the two-year period, wages will go up by 3.3%.
Wage increases in 2020
Personal wages will be increased by a general raise of 1.3%.
Minimum wages as well as night pay and training time bonus will also be increased by 1.3%.
Wage increases in 2021
Personal wages will be increased by a general raise of 2%.
Minimum wages as well as night pay and training time bonus will also be increased by 2%.
New additions to the collective agreement
As a derogation from the Working Hours Act (Työaikalaki, 872/2019), employees must be given an uninterrupted rest period of at least nine hours on the day following the start of each work shift. In this case, standby time is not included in the hours worked that entitle an employee to a rest period. In all other respects the provisions on daily rest periods of the Working Hours Act are observed in the field.
The collective agreement’s provision on weekly free time shall remain in line with the old Working Hours Act.
Delivery employees working in a non-familiar delivery area are entitled to a non-familiar area bonus of 40% on the first day. This bonus is calculated based on the delivery employee’s personal wages. A delivery area is considered non-familiar if the employee has not worked in that area in 10 months.
If delivery is impeded, the delivery employee is paid in accordance with the agreed hourly rate for every six (6) minutes of or part thereof of waiting time, including night pay.
Unions urge employers and employees to draw up local agreements governing the self-reporting of sickness absences. The maximum duration of a self-reported sickness leave would be three days. The self-reporting policy is especially intended to be used in case of an epidemic, such as flu or fever epidemics.
The possibility of electing a chief shop steward has been added to the collective agreement as a permanent provision.
The English version of the collective agreement concerning delivery personnel will be uploaded to the Union website as soon as possible.
Bargaining Specialist Martti Paavilainen