FinUnions represents 1,7 million Finnish workers in the European Union 

FinUnions is the EU office of Finnish trade union confederations. 

In our publication "Current EU affairs affecting employees" we describe our positions and the Union projects underway that are particularly important in the current context for the EU.

Current EU affairs affecting employees 2017 (pdf) (570.9 KB)


Our member organisations are SAK, STTK and YTN. 

SAK - The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions is a confederation of 20 trade unions in industry, the public sector, transport and private services in Finland. SAK has a total of more than one million members.

STTK - Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees is a confederation of 17 affiliated trade unions and it represents approximately 520 000 members in both private and public sector. 

YTN - Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff YTN is Akava's (Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff) private sector negotiations organisation. It has a membership of 170 000 senior salaried employees in industry, business and service sector. 

SAK and STTK are members of the ETUC, European Trade Union Confederation, the major trade union organisation representing workers at European level.

The cornerstone of the Finnish labour market system are widespread organisation of employees and employers. 

This includes a strong tradition of bargaining and co-operation, and national incomes policy settlements agreed between the government and both sides of industry. 

In Finland, three out of four workers belong to the trade union for their industry or occupation.