Central Organisations of Labour Markets and Unemployment Funds

Central organisations of wage earners or employees

  • The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK
  • The Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava
  • The Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK

Information on issues such as belonging to a union and the terms and conditions of employment.

Some of the largest unemployment funds

  • Yleinen työttömyyskassa
    The fund is an independent fund, that is, a member does not have to belong to any trade union.
  • The Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO
    The members of the fund must have a degree from a higher education institution.
  • The Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund
    Members of the unemployment fund must also be members of The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL.

Employers have their own central organisations and member unions, such as

  • The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
    the central organisation of the private sector
  • The Federation of Finnish Enterprises
    the central organisation of small and medium enterprises involved in company, industrial and employee politics
  • The Local Authority Employers KT
    the central organisation of municipalities and municipal federations
  • The Office for the Government as Employer – VTML
    concludes collective agreements for employees and civil servants employed by the state
  • The Labour Market Organisation of the Church KiT
    the central organisation of the Evangelic Lutheran church, congregations and congregational federations