In a nutshell
Better working life is built not only by laws, but also by making agreements, creating new practices, and by working together. The Union of Professional Engineers cooperates with employer and employee organizations, companies, universities, and other partners.
The union produces diverse research data on working life and the education of technical experts and compiles statistics on salaries for roles in the engineering field. The Union of Professional Engineers is the main authority on the working life of technical experts.
You are a member of the Union of Professional Engineers through your membership association. When joining, everyone can choose the most suitable membership association from 29 regional associations or eight national associations. In nationwide organizations, the unifying factor is the field in which its members work.
In addition to engineers, the associations also include other technical experts, such as IT experts, gaming industry employees, railway workers, land surveyors, and municipal rescue workers, as well as, of course, engineering students.
The Union of Professional Engineers have 71,000 members
Sectors and employee representatives
About 90% of the members of the Union of Professional Engineers work in the private sector. The main sectors are the technology industry, the design industry, and the information technology industry.
The members’ workplaces have a total of more than 1,200 shop stewards, employee representatives, and trustees.
More jobs, fair working life, and continuous growth of expertise; read the summary on the objectives of the union from the information package.
Working on behalf of highly educated employees
The Union of Professional Engineers is part of Akava, the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland. The confederation union consists of more than half a million members through 38 member unions.
The Union of Professional Engineers negotiates collective agreements through its membership associations, but especially through the Akava bargaining organizations, which are the Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff (YTN) for the private sector and the Negotiation Organization for Public Sector Professionals (JUKO) for the public sector.