The National Coalition Party (Kokoomus), Elina Wanne
1. The goals of the National Coalition Party faction for this term in terms of developing the innovation environment, diverse career paths and further education are already being put to practice as we speak. We have introduced current themes for discussion, for example TEK council initiatives on moving to a post-COVID era on campuses, in workplaces and within TEK as an organization. We work actively on TEK’s Board, the General Council and the committees to influence matters.
2. As members of the National Coalition Party, we consider it important to guarantee good careers, equal working life, lifelong learning and wellbeing for TEK members both now and in the future. Achieving these goals requires both labour market lobbying and services for members, in addition to supporting the TEK member community. Members of the National Coalition Party emphasize the role of societal influencing in achieving TEK’s goals. We are part of a network where solving societal issues is a common free-time activity. We know how to advocate – properly, competently and with determination.
3. TEK must continue to strive to become bigger than its size as an initiator of public debate and a defender of good working life, “a pioneering trade union movement”. Following the major structural reforms that the National Coalition Party has recently led, it is time to focus on actions: timely, effective member services and connecting with members. We need more ways to help people cope at work and make the field of technology more attractive. We also need strong statements from TEK when it comes to issues concerning economic policies, such as the sustainability gap, pensions and taxation.
4. The General Council election every three years is the moment of concrete participation for TEK members: they can run in the election themselves, support another candidate and/or vote. Participation gives you a chance to make your voice and ideas heard. You can send a message about how your work life looks like in reality, that knowledge can be used in TEK, for its members, all of Finland and even the whole world. Being member of the Council means that you learn a lot and can truly make a difference, and we also have fun and even sing together <3.