The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland is an Akava trade union with about 70 000 members through its member organisations. The members are engineers, other technical experts, and engineering students. The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland works for better workdays.
The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland is at the leading edge of trusteeship and has a tight grasp of everyday working life. The union offers security, opportunities for success, and high-quality services.
Members with degree in engineering 60%, members of the Association of IT sector employees 9%,
engineering students 24 %, others 7%
in Tampere in 1919
Major contracting industries
Technology industry, Engineer consulting, IT-services
The workplaces have more than 1 200 shop stewards and representatives
For the members of the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland, two negotiation organisations manage the negotiation operations of collective agreements and other legal, financial, social, and labour market-related benefits: the Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff YTN and Negotiation Organisation for Public Sector Professionals JUKO.
The Union of Professional Engineers in Finland is the second largest member organisation in Akava. Akava supervises and promotes the benefits of its members, employees with a higher education, professionals, and entrepreneurs in a national level. For more information on the operations of Akava, please visit www.akava.fi.
Engineering in figures
|Share of women||15 %|
|Average number of years in the industry||14|
|Average total working hours||39,8 h/week|
|- top management, entrepreneur||2%|
|- higher middle management||10%|
|- lower middle management||13%|
|- clerical worker||4%|
|Gross salary, mean||4272 e/month|
|Gross salary, median||4000 e/month|
|Starting salary, median||2820 e/month|
|Employer, private sector||89 %|
|Employer, public sector||11 %|