Change Negotiation Meetings of the University Continue in February
It has been decided that the change negotiations related to the Financial Balancing Programme of the University of Turku will continue in February. The negotiating parties have their next meeting on 8 February.
The previous estimation of the negotiating parties was to hold the last change negotiation meeting on 25 January. The negotiations were continued until February due to the processing of the University’s internal circulation for comment.
The change negotiations and plans aim for a proposal that will be submitted to the University Board for approval in early February. The University Board will probably handle the proposal in its meeting on 14 February 2023.
In its meeting on 28 October 2022, the University Board of the University of Turku decided on launching a long-term Financial Balancing Programme. The Board authorised Rector Jukka Kola to launch preparations for finding ways to correct the funding deficit of around €1.5–2 million during 2023 and, by 2028, a deficit of around €15 million in the basic missions. The deficit can be covered by both increasing the income and decreasing expenses.
The change negotiations started between the employer representatives and Chief Union Representatives on 17 November 2022.