What is the General Council?
The General Council, which usually meets twice a year, is the highest decision-making body of TEK. The General Council has 70 members, of which 66 represent the Tekniikan Akateemiset ry association and 4 represent the Tekniska Föreningen i Finland r.f. association. In addition, students have 7 seats on the TEK General Council. These seats are not filled in the TEK elections but by an open application every calendar year.
What do the delegates do?
TEK General Council members decide how the interests of TEK members are promoted in the labour market, what kinds of member services are provided to them, and how the profession makes an impact on society. The council elects the board and decides on financial matters, such as membership fees.
In addition to council meetings, the General Council members attend their own groups’ meetings and maintain contact with their groups. For example, the groups prepare initiatives for the council about emphasis and changes in TEK’s activities.
Electoral alliances' contact information
iTyö: Anu Vaari, email@example.com, 050 566 6629
The Centre Party (Keskusta): Timo Huhtaluoma, firstname.lastname@example.org, 040 506 2420
The National Coalition Party (Kokoomus): Janne Inkilä, email@example.com, 050 332 6112
Social Democrats (Sosialidemokraatit): Kalle Konttinen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 040 563 6066
TEK Youth (TEKin Nuoret): Pia Humalajoki, email@example.com, 040 569 2989
The Left Alliance (Vasemmisto): Erkki Hiltunen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0400 673 528
The Greens (Vihreät): Janne Peltola, email@example.com
Yhtenäisyys ja Teekkarihenki: Mika Uusi-Pietilä, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0400 505 386
TFiF (TFiF-TEK members): Jimmy Nylund, email@example.com, 050 410 7302
Starting an electoral alliance in brief:
- Get three people who are eligible to stand for election together (Members who are individual members (except for student members) of Tekniikan akateemiset ry (TA) or TFiF-TEK and who are approved as members on 1 January 2023 are eligible to vote and stand for election.)
- Print out the electoral alliance agreement (Vaaliliiton sopimuskirja). The templates are available here.
- Are you members of Tekniikan Akateemiset ry (TA) or TFiF-TEK? Choose the right district in the electoral alliance agreement.
- If you are in the Tekniikan Akateemiset ry district, choose which electoral area you are putting candidates forward in. If you put forward candidates in several electoral areas, note that you must choose all areas in the electoral alliance agreement. It doesn't matter if there won't be candidates for all areas.
- If you want to use the electronic candidate registration tool, mark the appropriate box on the electoral alliance agreement and submit it to TEK's office as soon as possible. We will send credentials to the founders of the electoral alliance named in the agreement.
- Compile a list of your candidates on the electronic system or on paper. Please note, that you must collect certain details of the candidates. More information about candidate lists here.
- Send the agreement and the candidate list to the TEK office by 6 February 2023 at 12.00. The agreement must be submitted signed by hand, either on paper to the TEK information desk or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The candidate list may be returned via the electronic candidate registration tool or on paper.
- If your electoral alliance wishes, you may join an electoral coalition in your own district. The electoral coalition agreement (Vaalirenkaan sopimuskirja) must also be submitted signed by hand, to the TEK office or scanned by email to email@example.com by 6 February 2023 at 12.00.
- We will present the programmes of the electoral alliances in the second spring issue of the TEK magazine. An electoral alliance must submit its electoral programme by 1 March to the TEK communications team: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will update the election website with more detailed instructions at a later date.