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Investigation of the Consequences of Various Main Collective Agreements in the Government Sector

Since 2016, the government sector has had two identical main collective agreements. This project aims to illuminate the consequences of two different main collective agreements in the government sector's tariff area. Specifically, the assessments should relate to the relationship between central and local wage formation, consideration for minimum wage, low wages, and equal pay, the preservation of flexibility regarding changes and adjustments in the labour market, the ability to recruit and retain competent workforce, handling of the unorganized, and consideration for non-negotiability and equal treatment.

One part of the project will provide a comprehensive review of the state's model for wage formation, including the wage and negotiation system for the period 2016-2024. The other part of the project consists of providing an overview of wage development between agreement areas, wage differences in the state and between agreement areas, developments in equal pay, and wages based on education. Methodologically, the project will be conducted as a combination of analysis of registry data, document study, and qualitative interviews.


Project period

  • Start:
    November 2023
  • End:
    March 2024

Commissioned by

  • Ministry of Digitalisation and Public Governance


Sustainable development goals