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Guide to working life

Guide to working life

Do you have questions about working life? Check our guide for answers.
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Collective agreements

A collective agreement is an agreement between a trade union and an employers’ association on minimum working conditions.


Both sides, the employer and the employee, have rights and obligations during and after the employment relationship


Cooperation is a procedure between an employer and employee that addresses issues related to employee’s rights and obligations.

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Occupational safety and health and well-being at work

The aim of occupational safety and health work is to ensure safe, healthy, comfortable and stimulating working conditions and to support staff's ability to work. Personal well-being at work is also influenced by skills and the experience of meaningful work, work-life balance and the functioning of the work community.

Accidents at work and occupational diseases

An accident at work is a sudden and unexpected occurrence at work caused by external factors that results in injury to a worker. Accidents at work are accidents that occur at work, on the way to or from work, or during a journey to or from work or business as determined by the employer. Occupational diseases are either occupational diseases or work-related diseases, where the illness is work-related but does not meet the criteria for an occupational disease.
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Coping at work

Job satisfaction is influenced by working conditions, the skills needed, the meaningfulness of the work, the ability to work and the balance in your private life. Work community factors, leadership and job satisfaction play an important role. It is important whether the employee feels rewarded for his or her efforts, not only in terms of pay, but also in terms of appreciation, a sense of security or career advancement opportunities. The ability to influence work and working conditions and the opportunity to develop one's own work and skills contribute to job satisfaction.