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 in Finland 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 in Finland is the main authority on the working life of technical experts.
You are a member of the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland through your membership organization. When joining, everyone can choose the most suitable membership organization from 30 regional organizations or eight national organizations. 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.
Sectors and employee representatives
About 90% of the members of the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland 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 Union stewards, employee representatives, and trustees.
Working on behalf of highly educated employees
The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland 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 36 member unions.
The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland negotiates collective agreements through its membership organizations, 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.