Personal assistants' strike notice for 25–31 May 2023
The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors (JHL) has issued a strike notice for personal assistants from 25 May to 31 May 2023. In the Western Uusimaa Wellbeing Services County, the strike affects the municipalities of Espoo and Kauniainen and applies to duties within pay group A. By JHL's decision, the strike does not encompass tasks whose neglect would pose a threat to life or health. The previously introduced bans by JHL on additional work, overtime and shift swaps as well as the job search embargo will continue indefinitely across the country.
How to proceed if the strike begins
If you have a service voucher, your primary option should be to use service voucher assistants. If none are available, a relative can work as your personal assistant. If a relative serves as your assistant during the strike, please contact the Disability Services customer service after the completion of work hours for matters concerning the payment of your assistant.