Course name Employment relations and co-operation
Course date 14.09.2024 - 15.12.2024
Institution HUMAK University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB, Humanities and Education HUB
Teacher Sikke Leinikki
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 05.08.2024 - 22.08.2024
Course enrolment info

Employment relations and co-operation

14.09.2024 - 15.12.2024

Course description

Employment relations and co-operation course helps you to familiarize yourself with the laws and contracts that regulate word of work in Finland and learns to apply them. After taking the course, the student knows the roles, responsibilities and obligations of the working parties and understands the meaning of collective bargaining.

The course deals with labor legislation, employment contract law, collective action law, the collective agreement system and other general regulations governing working life and their application at a general level. In addition, the different stages of the employment relationship and the legal and contractual basis affecting each of them are discussed, as well as the potential for the productivity and success of the company related to good cooperation, as well as the practices of working life.

The course strengthens the knowledge base needed for local bargaining and is suitable for anyone interested in the structures that guide working life.

Key contents

  • Labour law, Employment Contracts Act, Co-operation Act, legislation and regulations related to the collective agreement system or to employment in general; applying these on a general level
  • The different phases of employment relationship and the regulation and agreement basis affecting these
  • Good cooperation and the related potential for the productivity and success of an enterprise, and the practices of the world of work

Taking this course enhances competences in

  • Knowing how to develop participation, equality and atmosphere of trust at workplaces.
  • Understanding the system of legislation and agreements regulating the world of work in Finland and how to apply them in practice.
  • Working-life practices that enhance the culture of making agreements and compromises as well as enhancing socially, ethically and economically sustainable development.

Learning objectives

After successfully completing the course, the students

  • are familiar with legislation and agreements related to employment and able to apply them.
  • are familiar with the roles, responsibilities and obligations of the social partners of the labour market.
  • understand the significance agreeing collectively.

NB! The content of this course is similar to Finnish course “Työsuhdeasiat ja yhteistoiminta”.


No prerequisites

Assessment criteria

Grading scale: Pass/fail

Course way of working and time table

Self-paced online course

Please take note, that there are deadlines with the last two tasks (the final task and self-evaluation). The course is open from the 14th of September and will be closed on the 15th of December, 2024.

Course info

The student needs a computer, office programs and a network connection.

Course additional info

NB! The content of this course is similar to Finnish course “Työsuhdeasiat ja yhteistoiminta”.

Course enrolment info

NB! If you are a student at Centria, HAMK, Karelia, Lapland UAS, Laurea, TAMK, Turku UAS, VAMK or XAMK, please enrol via Peppi/Pakki. “RIPA, a cross-institutional study service for higher education institutions, enables higher education students to complete studies at another higher education institution without enrolment through a separate portal. Each student sees the course selection intended for them and can register in the student administration system of their home institution (Peppi/Pakki).”Read more here.

See instructions for CampusOnline students in Humak’s Student’s Guide.

  • The enrolment forms are valid only during the registration period.
  • After you have filled out the form, you will get a confirmation email to the email address you provided. Please make sure that the email address is correct.
  • If you do not receive a message, check your email’s junk mail folder. If you did not receive the email, contact avoinamk@humak.fi.
  • Please enrol on time, since no new registrations are processed after the enrolment period ends.