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Work in the municipal sector and the impact of COVID-19 on work arrangements

Published 27.1.2021
Updated 5.3.2021

One-off survey

Work in the municipal sector and the impact of COVID-19 on work arrangements

All professions

How has the covid-19 situation affected your work?

All professions: response distribution
47.1%39.0%7.3%6.6%05000100001500020000250003000035000Not at allRemote workTransfer to other dutiesOthers
Work

Characteristics of work

All professions: the higher the figure, the more there is of this. Scale 1–5.
Management of working hoursWork pressuresManagement of workUncertainty of employmentAverage response on the scale of 1-511.522.533.544.5Not at allRemote workTransfer to other dutiesOthers

Work stress and violence

All professions: the higher the figure, the higher share of those who have experienced it. Scale 0–100%.
Lot of work pressure,little management ofworkViolence fromcustomersViolence: throwingthingsViolence:psychologicalViolence: hitting,kickingViolence: threateningwith a weaponPercentage of Yes replies, %0102030405060708090Not at allRemote workTransfer to other dutiesOthers

The Kunta10 study aims to determine the changes taking place in the work of staff in the municipal sector as well as their impact on the health and well-being of the staff. In 2020, we asked how the COVID-19 pandemic had affected work arrangements. The results present information related to work, work community, leadership and coping at work, classified according to effects of COVID-19.

DESCRIPTION

The Kunta10 study by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is the most comprehensive and long-running study of municipal employees. The study includes 11 cities and approximately 90,000 employees. The study is conducted every other year. In 2020, a total of 65,000 municipal employees responded (response rate 72).

WHAT THE INDICATORS DESCRIBE

The results present data of the Kunta10 study from 2020, classified according to effects of COVID-19 and profession. The data has been coarsened into four groups so that no individual respondents can be identified. The groups are as follows:

  • COVID-19 had no effect on work arrangements (‘Not at all’)
  • Transferred entirely or partially to remote work due to COVID-19 (‘Remote work’)
  • Transferred to other work duties within their own sector or transferred to another sector (‘Transfer to other duties’)
  • COVID-19 had some other effect on work arrangements, such as temporary layoff, unpaid holiday, part-time work or reorganization of team/workgroup (‘Others’)

Respondents could choose all the options that fit them. This means the same respondent can be included in several groups. When interpreting the results, it should be noted that the questions only concerned the effect of COVID-19 on work arrangements. As such, the group ‘Not at all’ could include employees who experienced changes in the content of their work but not the work arrangements.

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