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New council agreement is against discrimination
TEK’s council agreement for the term 2023–2026 aims for an even better life. CEO Jari Jokinen explains how this will be achieved in practice.
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Survey of Akava affiliates: A quarter of employees feel their employers do nothing to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace
At its worst, harassment can harm an employee’s mental health. A survey of the affiliates of Akava found that only less than a third of employers have intervened with sexual harassment that constitutes a criminal offence. Employees demand more effective measures.
Stalling housing market weakens employment situation in architecture and construction
The employment situation of professionals with a higher education degree in technology has remained good, but the number of unemployed people in the fields of architecture and construction has increased by no less than 64 per cent over the past year.
Stereotypes and a masculine culture keep women in the minority in technology
Attempts have been made to increase the number of women in the field of technology for decades. However, the attempts have not been successful: In Finland, only one in five technology professionals is a woman. It is often argued that women lack an innate interest in technology. However, the lack of interest is not the cause but the consequence: the technology industry is structured to be masculine.
Finding a permanent job is the hardest thing
Aiming to become even more international, universities are attracting teaching and research staff from abroad. Highly educated immigrants wonder if the career opportunities offered by Finnish universities are truly the same for everyone.
Negotiations for university employee’s salaries continued on March 1
No agreement was reached for this year’s salaries. The trade unions and the Finnish Education Employers (FEE) association will meet again on 13 March. The negotiations will take a new turn then, because not only will salaries be negotiated, but the agreement provisions will also be on the table.