Amidst the problems of implementing the new payroll system, the president of the union announced the hypocrisy of the city, which spends millions of euros on external consultant fees, ignoring the recommendations of its own employees.
The Union of Public and Private Employees (Jyty) called on the city of Helsinki to start consulting its own professionals in reforming the wage payment system.
The payroll errors are due to the fact that the city of Helsinki has implemented the technology company’s automated payroll system Sarastia. City employees have seen their salaries arrested or changed as a result of system failures.
“The city of Helsinki is throwing millions of euros at Deloitte, from which, according to press reports, more than two million euros of subsidies have been bought since March. At the same time, however, Helsinki is repeating the mistake it has already made, in that it has continued to ignore the views of its professionals – the salaried staff – on how the exchange process should be carried out . This is confusing”, Jyty chairman Jonna Voima said in the union’s press release.
The city of Helsinki introduced the new system at the beginning of April, and the salary problems have continued for months.
According to Voima, the city of Helsinki’s payroll professionals warned about the introduction of the news system before its implementation and said that the change would require considerable additional resources.
“The blatant situation created by Helsinki itself shows that employers are still not able to involve their competent staff in the planning, preparation and implementation of changes,” Voima added.
Jyty is a member union of Ammattiliito (STTK), which represents, among other things, payroll secretaries and other financial administration personnel.