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PAUs Unemployment Fund has opened new webpages


Unemployment Fund of the Finnish Post and Logistics Union has opened new webpages. You`ll find new pages from

Updated 24th October 2017

Newspaper early delivery salaries will be compensated by two million euros


In the collective bargaining agreement negotiations of Logistics and Communications it was agreed that for the compensation of salaries of employees having been transferred to Posti Palvelut Oy will be used a lump sum of 2 million euros that is paid during the pay periods between November 2017 – February 2018 to the employees transferred.

For the pay periods including one calendar month a sum of 500.000 euros is allocated for the compensation of salaries. From the sum, first are compensated the removed guarantee wages, and the remaining sum is paid for the transferred employees in relation to the accumulated hours worked.

The transition agreement means in practice that the current wages for early delivery will remain intact until the end of February 2018, even though the employment conditions change on 1 November 2017. The collective agreement concerning the terms of the industrial union TEAM delivery will expire on the 31.1.2018. TEAM seeks in its negotiations to improve the level of night compensation closer to the level of PAU agreement. In the future, TEAM/industrial union will negotiate on the salaries and work conditions of the transferred newspaper early delivery employees.

Review of work packages and payment for the pieces

The counterparts agree on the target of getting as large sets of work as possible that will fill as efficiently as possible the time window of early delivery. This target is set in practice to ensure that the earnings of early delivery carriers would not drop.

The employer and the representative of employees will review every work set under 4 hours of the transferred early delivery being maximum 90 per cent of delivery time window until the end of the year 2017. A plan for each work set will be made to clarify whether the target mentioned above is realizable and with which preconditions.

Each area, where employment will cease or the employee will be moved from the area in question, will be reviewed by the counterparts mentioned above before recruiting new employees.

For the employees who want to have a larger work set, it is the aim to get a larger work set than planned until the end of February 2018.

Piece compensations agreed locally will also compensate inequality in salaries as soon as the shop steward according to TEAM collective agreement will be elected to negotiate on the compensations.

Updated 29th september 2017

Logging to electronic membership and unemployment funds electronic service has changed


Logging to electronic membership and unemployment funds electronic service has changed. The username is your member ID that can be found on your member card. When logging in for the first time, the password is your postal code. After the first logging in, the system asks you to change the password. The new password has to contain at least five characters that can be letters or numbers. The changed password affects also the password for the online services of the Unemployment fund. Write down the new password!

In case you don`t find the membership number, please  send e-mail to juha.poyry(at)

Updated 17th september 2017

Communications and Logistics Collective Agreement Negotiations going on


PAU has starting from June carried out collective bargaining negotiations of Communications and Logistics with Employer’s Organization of Service Sector PALTA. 

This negotiation context has included newspaper early deliverers’ work terms with Posti. Posti announced 27.6.2017 transferring newspaper early delivery services from Posti Oy to Posti Palvelut Oy starting from 1.7.2017. Employees were transferred in connection of the transfer to the new employer as old employees. Changing of collective agreement to a cheaper one means deterioration of future work terms of the employees. 

- This is a very crucial situation, so it has been our desire to negotiate without publicity to maintain industrial peace at the negotiation table, chairwoman of PAU Heidi Nieminen says.  

A solution for the early distribution of newspapers is sought 

The Communications and Logistics collective agreement is complied with the newspaper early delivery being transferred to Posti Palvelut Oy until its expiry 31.10.2017. After the validity season of Communications and Logistics collective agreement the transferee binding collective agreement i.e delivery field collective agreement and for office workers Grafinet collective agreement is complied with starting 1.11.2017.  

It has been PAU’s goal in the carried-out negotiations with Posti to achieve compensation for deteriorating salaries and other work terms due to the changing of collective agreement. The negotiations have proceeded, but a satisfactory result is yet to be travelled.  

Negotiations are still pending 

The validity of Communications and Logistics collective agreement will cease on the 31.10.2017. In addition to salary increases the negotiations have included aa. the lengthening of working hours of the competitiveness pact, matters involved in the flexible time system and the shop steward organization. There have been few issues of structural changes introduced in the negotiations. There has been a discussion of a chance to make an online work contract between employer and employee. The parties had the latest negotiation in the evening of Thursday 24.8.2017. Both parties have left a sc. total package for each other to estimate, but, however, there has been no acceptable negotiation result yet. The following negotiation period has not yet been agreed. PAU will inform of the negotiations as needed more in its website.  

Updated 28th august 2017 

Posti compels newspaper early delivery to Posti Palvelut Oy


Posti announced on Tuesday 27.6.2017 transferring newspaper early delivery services to Posti Palvelut Oy starting from 1.7.2017. Employees are transferred to the new employer as old employees at the time of transfer. Changing of collective bargaining agreement means weakening of work terms to the employees.

- This implies the fact that payers for the overall situation and collective agreement shopping are the employees. Although employees are transferred as old workers to Posti Palvelut Oy, changing agreement means weakening work terms. The fact that there are several agreements in the field enables agreement shopping. Of course, trade union movement must look into the mirror, too. Employees are upset about the change, of course. In this business transfer all employees are transferred from carriers to office workers, newspaper early delivery national chief shop steward Pertti Miettinen tells us.

Communications and Logistics Sector Collective Labor agreement is valid for the transferred employees to Posti Palvelut until 31.10.2017. After the expiration of the Communications and Logistics Sector Collective Labor Agreement, there will be valid the collective agreement binding the transferee, i.e. for the carriers this is the collective agreement of delivery field (TEAM) and for the office workers Grafinet agreement starting from 1.11.2017.

- What comes to the transferred employees, the terms of our present collective labor agreement might be taken to defend ultimately by labor battle, chairwoman of PAU Heidi Nieminen reminds.

PAU will inform on the issue in more detail as becomes up-to-date

For further details:

Tapani Varis, chief shop steward, Metropolitan Area tel. 050 577 8809
Sebastian Störling, vice chief shop steward, Uusimaa, tel. 0400 957 319
Tero Kelkka, chief shop steward, Kymenlaakso 45–49, tel. 040 558 9652
Pertti Miettinen, national chief shop steward of newspaper early delivery, tel. 040 735 7262
Mirja Sandberg, national chief shop steward of office workers, tel. 0400 623 575

Updated 27th june 2017

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