If your work is interrupted due to industrial action in another industry, you may be entitled to earnings-related allowance. In that kind of situation, you must register with the TE Office. The statement issued by the TE Office must include the information that work has been prevented due to industrial action by workers of another sector, which is not dependent on your terms of employment or working conditions.
According to Chapter 2, Section 12(2) of the Employment Contracts Act, an employer is obliged to pay wages for a period of seven days if the reason for the impediment to work is industrial action by other workers that is not dependent on the person’s own terms and conditions of employment or working conditions. At the end of the obligation to pay wages, the person is entitled to earnings-related unemployment allowance without deductible days until the industrial action ends. A prerequisite for receiving unemployment security is that the employee has registered with the TE Office.
However, even if the conditions for setting a waiting period are otherwise met, it is not set in these situations. The waiting period is taken if a person is laid off after a strike due to something other than such industrial action.
Please inform the unemployment fund of the length of the employer’s obligation to pay wages.
Instructions for earnings-related daily allowance applicants if payment of wages is interrupted due to industrial action in another industry:
- Register as a jobseeker at the TE Office and report any impediment to work due to industrial action by another group of workers in order to obtain the information in the labour policy statement
- Apply for daily allowance from the day after the end of the payment of wages
- Indicate in the application until when the employer will pay you wages