Section 14-3. Preferential rights of part-time employees

(1) Part-time employees have a preferential right to an extended post rather than the employer creating a new appointment or hiring personnel in the undertaking. The preferential right may also apply to a part of a post.
(2) Part-time employees have a preferential right to extra shifts and the like in the undertaking rather than the employer employing or hiring personnel for this work. The employer can, following discussions with employee representatives, limit the scope for exercising the preferential right under this paragraph to one or more units comprising a total of at least 30 employees. According to agreement with the employee representatives, a different or narrower scope may be determined. The preferential right under this paragraph also applies to temporary part-time employees.
(3) The preferential right under this paragraph is subject to the employee being qualified for the post and exercise of the preferential right not involving significant inconvenience for the undertaking.
(4) Before making a decision concerning appointment to a post that the employee claims a preferential right to pursuant to the first paragraph, the employer shall as far as practically possible discuss the matter with the employee unless the employee does not desire this.
(5) Preferential rights pursuant to section 14-2, except for section 14-2, second paragraph, first sentence, take precedence over the preferential rights of part-time employees.
(6) Disputes concerning preferential rights for part-time employees pursuant to the first paragraph shall be resolved by the Dispute Resolution Board, cf. section 17-2.