Ilmapalloja joissa lukee TEK.

TEK is the fastest-growing Akava affiliate in terms of membership

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At the beginning of 2024, Akava’s total membership across its unions was 623,299, which is 7,293 more than the previous year.

Among Akava’s member unions, Trade Union of Education in Finland (Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö OAJ) holds the largest membership with 113,982 members, followed by TEK as the second-largest with 79,362 members, and Union of Professional Engineers in Finland (Insinööriliitto IL) as the third-largest with 74,109 members.

TEK’s membership increased by 2,726 members compared to the previous year. 

“It’s delightful to see that an increasing number of people find TEK membership valuable and useful for themselves. We want to work towards ensuring that this continues in the future,” assures TEK’s CEO Jari Jokinen

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Here are the ten largest Akava affiliates based on membership count:

Trade Union of Education in Finland113 982
Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK79 362
Union of Professional Engineers in Finland74 109
The Finnish Business School Graduates SEFE58 954
Union of Professional Business Graduates in Finland TRAL33 522
Finnish Medical Association29 764
Union of Professional Social Workers26 163
Akava Special Branches25 087
The Union of Professionals in Natural, Environmental and Forestry Sciences Loimu17 124
Sales and Marketing Professionals15 923

In relative terms, the Akava union that experienced the highest growth (14%) was Akavan sairaanhoitajat ja TAJA. TEK’s relative growth was 3.6%.

The majority of the overall growth came from student members, with an increase of 6,000. 

Among Akava members, 56% work in the private sector, 21% in municipalities, and 9% each in state institutions and welfare areas. Additionally, 3% are self-employed professionals, and 1% work in churches.

Akava’s member unions include 127,308 student members who are pursuing their studies at universities and universities of applied sciences. 

Akava’s board confirmed the union membership counts on February 27, 2024.