Just hot off the press, the TEHY nursing strike has been called off. The mass-resignations would otherwise started today.
The agreement is until 2011 and promises 22-28 percent raises within the four years, 10% the first year in three increments. The agreement means 350 -650 euro raises according to the job grade, also including a special one-time “Christmas bonus” that is going to be paid in the beginning of December.
According to TEHY the agreement and the raises effect only TEHY-nurses and teh agreement is not a part of the communal tenured employee agreement. Which means TEHY now has separate union representatives and a separate seat in local negotiations.
A separate protocol was made stating the mass resignations to be null and void, the employees must report on duty in person by Wednesday at the latest.
As a result it is estimated that one in four counties must rise their tax percentage. The SDP chair Eero Heinäluoma (leader of the parliament opposition) demanded the Government to chip in to cover the costs.
*to be continued*