Economic policy-making lobbying

The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland promotes the employment of its members by playing an active role in economic policy-making. Finnish employment relies on vibrant and growing companies.
The vitality of the export industry increases Finland’s global competitiveness.

Engineers are needed to drive exports.

Economic policy-making lobbying supports lobbying in other areas as well by affecting decision-makers, laws, and regulations in Finland and the European Union. The aim is to safeguard the employment of engineers and other members of the union by affecting decision-making. This requires reasoned views, knowledge, and expertise. The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland’s research is extensively utilized when promoting the interests of its members. The importance of maintaining and developing skills is emphasized in a changing labor market. The key element of economic policy is to advance research, product development, and investments.

In 2020, the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland conducted a study on Finnish R&D funding and an international comparison of it (in Finnish).The Study on Finnish R&D (in Finnish)Lataa

Work creates growth, and growth creates work

Sustainable employment policies safeguard the operations and growth of companies.
The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland considers it unquestionably important to increase the employment rate in Finland. In the short term, the employment rate must be 77% and in the long term, it must be close to 80%. This goal is the cornerstone of the welfare state.

A sustainable employment policy also calls for the fostering of sustainable development, so that Finland will continue to be at the forefront of development. The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland attaches importance to Finland’s fair and determined climate and sustainable development policies that take employees into account.

Work must always be profitable for the individual, and the conditions of work must be safeguarded in every situation. The same rules apply to foreign workers as to all other workers.

Employee participation in workplace decision-making must be secured now and in the future

More information

More information on economic policies regarding entrepreneurs can be found under the Lobbying for entrepreneurs page.

The Union of Professional Engineers Finland’s lobbying activities are based on researched data. The labor market status of engineers and other senior staff is monitored regularly. The latest salary statistics can be found only on member pages.

The Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff’s (YTN) data describes the labor market situation of senior staff.