Collective Agreement For Information Technology Service Sector

September 14, 2021 at 7:06 pm

“The agreement on working time is a compromise that makes it possible to respect the necessary working hours and thus to strengthen competitiveness. Jarkko Ruohoniemi, Director of Industrial Relations, Technology Industries of Finland, said the solution will also promote and develop local negotiations. In general, the labour market in the ICT sector is widely regarded as very tight. However, the situation is far from uniform: the tense labour market applies mainly to more qualified jobs as well as to the software and services sector. As noted above (in the “Industry Facts and Figures”), the ICT sector as a whole has grown rapidly, but this expansion has not been evenly distributed across different parts of the sector. There have been numerous cases of closure, “reduction” and restructuring in a number of subsectors. A large number of low-skilled workers in the former public telecommunications monopolies have been or are being made redundant (see below). Major restructurings have also taken place in the production of televisions and broadcasters and, more recently, in the manufacture of computers. The crisis of the “new economy”, which has even affected software and services companies, is even more recent. Collective agreement for the IT services sector 20.2.2020-30.11.2021 In Belgium, ACV Metaal, In 2000, the Flemish section of the Trade Union of Metalworkers and Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Crafts, affiliated to the Confederation of Christian Trade Unions/Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond (CSC/ACV), carried out a study in 2000 on restructuring measures in the ICT sector, which lead to job losses and early retirement. It found that restructuring was widespread, with 101 cases in one year. The main causes are relocations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the closure of factories as a result of technological advances. Significant restructuring has also taken place in semiconductor production in Portugal.

In Spain, the American company Hewlett Packard recently awarded printer processing companies to subcontractors and cut 198 jobs despite the profits. Workers took union action to oppose the job loss, but were eventually forced to negotiate an improved redundancy package (ES0104240F) in February 2001. The growing importance of the information and communication technology sector and “services close to industry” poses new challenges for German trade unions. . . .