Agreement Sectors

Industrial Union concludes a total of 34 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/Collective agreement

Type of work covered

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

 Technology sector

Industry/Collective agreement

Type of work covered

Ore mines industry
Sheet and industrial insulation branch
Workplaces of the Ministry of Defence
Technology industry

Wood product sector

Industry/Collective agreement

Type of work covered

Bio industry
Mechanical forestry industry
Carpentry industry

Special branches sector

Industry/Collective agreement

Type of work covered

Delivery personnel Early-morning newspaper deliveries.
Glazing, construction glazing and glass processing branch Glass for window and balcony glazing, installation and glass cutting.
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
Media and printing branch employees Tasks performed by employees and maintenance staff of graphic sector businesses, production tasks in electronic publishing systems.
Manual work in forestry Timber processing, forest management and forest improvement, other forestry work, timber floating and auxiliary duties.
Machine work in forestry 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.
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.
Forest tree 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.
Technical service and maintenance
Textile and fashions branch Garments, textile products, fabrics, threads, socks, gloves, fur products, wire cloths, compressed felt, various nets, glass fibres, bonded-fibre fabrics (nonwoven fabrics).
Textiles services branch Private laundries and dry cleaners.
Fur production branch Employment contracts between companies in the branch and their workers. The contract also concerns pelting centres and feed kitchens operating adjacent to fur farms.
Peat production
Salaried employees in graphical industry
Landscaping branch 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.