We continue to work for all our members to secure their employee rights.
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It has been very important to make sure that we have codetermination in this period of crisis. This is a part of the Basic Agreement for the Civil Service. We are currently reminding the leadership about this. The union representatives need to be involved in important decisions. The right of codetermination is best exercised through the elected union representative, and it shall be exercised in such a way that the employees are involved in the process of planning and decision-making as early as possible. An example is planning of digital teaching of this autumn. We are also concerned about the situation for all employees still working from home. Some lack equipement, others struggle with digital teaching or meetings being digital.
The Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service
PhD and postdoctoral fellows
The question has been raised about whether PhD and postdoctoral fellows may be granted an extension of their employment in connection with delays due to the corona crisis.
So far, this is only possible for PhD students, https://www.uio.no/english/about/hse/corona/guidelines/extention-doctoral-research-fellows.html
If the current situation will endure, we are certain that many employees will experience delays in their work. We are worried that not only our PhDs, but also postdocs and researchers on externally funded projects will be more severely effected by the situation than other employees.
We are still working to find solutions for postdocs and reseachers at UiO, but also at a national level.