Agreement Sectors

Industrial Union concludes a total of 33 collective bargaining agreements. The collective agreement is the most important benefit for union members. Collective agreements specify the minimum terms of employment to be complied with regarding the work performed in the sector concerned.

Most of the union’s collective agreements are national and generally binding, which means that all enterprises in the industry must follow the agreement.

If you are employed or are studying in order to be employed in an industry covered by a Industrial Union’s collective agreement, you are welcome to join the union as a member or a student member.

Chemical sector

Industry

Type of work covered

Collective agreement for the industry

Basic chemicals Fertilisers, acids, salts, alkalis, explosives, protective devices, plant protection agents, gases, raw materials for paper, pharmaceuticals and paint industries, minerals, ore enrichments. Collective agreement for basic chemicals industry
Plastics and chemical products Plastics, pharmaceuticals, colourings, paint, technochemical, reinforced plastics and roofing felt industries, latex production. Collective agreement for Plastics and chemical products industry
Oil, gas and petrochemical products Refined oil products, natural gas, petrochemical industry products. Collective agreement for oil, gas and petrochemical products industry
Precious metals Collective agreement for precious metals industry
Boatbuilding sector  Collective agreement of the boatbuilding sector
Brushmaking sector Brushmaking industry and industrial plants comparable to these. Collective agreement of the brushmaking sector
Footwear and leather Shoes and shoe components, bags, furs, leather and leather product manufacturing. Collective agreement for footwear and leather industry
Rubber Motor vehicles tyres, various belts, hoses, coatings, rubber boots, rubber compounds. Collective agreement for rubber industry
Glass and ceramics Glass and ceramic crockery, windscreens, glow bulbs, mirrors, sanitary ware, glass wool, flat and fibreglass, glass bottles, art glass, ovens. Collective agreement for glass and ceramics industry and Collective agreement by Iittala Oy Ab (company-based agreement)
Tyres Tyre installations and retreading, some small mechanical tasks on vehicles in some parts of the businesses. Collective agreement for motor vehicle tyre sector
Car sector and engineering Collective agreement for car sector and engineering

 Technology sector

Industry

Type of work covered

Collective agreement for the industry

Technology industry Collective agreement for technology industry
Ore mines Collective agreement for ore mining industry
Sheet and industrial insulation Collective agreement for sheet and industrial insulation industry

Wood product sector

Industry

Type of work covered

Collective agreement for the industry

Mechanical forestry industry Collective agreement for motor vehicle tyre sector
Bio industry Collective agreement of service providers within bioenergy industry
Mechanical forestry industry Collective agreement for mechanical forestry industry
Carpentry sector Businesses active in carpentry. Collective agreement for carpentry sector

Special branches sector

Industry

Type of work covered

Collective agreement for the industry

Forestry  Timber processing, forest management and forest improvement, other forestry work, timber floating and auxiliary duties. Collective agreement of forestry
Plant nursery branch Plant nursery duties. These are also taken to include other work related to the production activity in nurseries, such as seed extraction, collection of cones from standing trees, seed cultivation and forest improvement. Collective agreement of the plant nursery branch
Forestry machinery Mechanical forestry work, which includes: Timber felling, processing and handling using mechanical means outside industrial plants, transport of timber and wood chips, loading and unloading of timber in industrial plants, warehouses or harbours, digging and maintenance of forest drainage ditches, construction and maintenance of logging roads, silviculture and soil preparation, spreading of pesticides and fertilizers, harvesting of timber for energy use, recovery of timber-bound energy, chipping operations; as well as the installation, maintenance and reparation of machinery and equipment needed for the duties listed above, and the transport of such machinery and equipment between sites. Collective agreement of the forestry machinery
Peat industry Collective agreement of the peat industry
Allied rural industries Employment contracts of workers employed by companies active in rural industries. For the purposes of this collective agreement, rural industries consist of agriculture, including the following:

  • further processing of products mainly produced on the farm,
  • preparation for commerce and sales as part of farm activity, or work in packaging plants for vegetables and other produce which operate as companies adjacent to farms and in which products of the owner companies are prepared for commerce and stored,
  • field cultivation of vegetables, berries and special plants on the farm,
  • farm relief work,
  • poultry breeding and rearing farms,
  • bee farms,
  • fish rearing and breeding farms,
  • riding stables, riding schools and amateur equestrian or racehorse stables,
  • farm zoos,
  • agricultural research institutes (private),
  • rural tourism as auxiliary farm activity and animal boarding activity
Collective agreement of allied rural industries
Horticultural branch Production of flowers, plants, vegetables, seedlings and mushrooms, and the renting and maintenance of blooming or green plants by grower-operated flower and plant shops and horticultural centres in which plant maintenance forms a significant part of the business activity, and the wholesale and retail sale of horticultural produce. Collective agreement of horticultural branch
Landscaping sector Landscape construction, maintenance of landscaped and recreation areas, other duties in landscaping businesses and in a horticultural retail outlet operating adjacent to a landscaping business. Collective agreement of the landscaping sector
Fur farming sector Employment contracts between companies in the branch and their workers. The contract also concerns pelting centres and feed kitchens operating adjacent to fur farms. Collective agreement of the fur farming sector
Glazing Glass for window and balcony glazing, installation and glass cutting. Collective agreement for glazing, construction glazing and glass processing
Textile and garment Garments, textile products, fabrics, threads, socks, gloves, fur products, wire cloths, compressed felt, various nets, glass fibres, bonded-fibre fabrics (nonwoven fabrics), lifting lines. Collective agreement for textile and clothing industry and Comprehensive agreement for textile industry maintenance workers
Textile services Private laundries and dry cleaners. Collective agreement for textile services
Book workers Tasks performed by employees and maintenance staff of graphic sector businesses, production tasks in electronic publishing systems. Collective agreement for book workers
Salaried employees in graphical industry Salaried work in the graphical industry. Graphical industry salaried employees’ Grafinet ry collective agreement
Newspaper delivery Early-morning newspaper deliveries. Collective agreement for newspaper delivery workers
Service and maintanence