Tekniikan akateemiset TEK

Timo Hallantie seisoo takanaan Bryssel.
Work life

Jobs the size of Europe

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Work life

How much overtime do TEK members work?

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Law and employment relationship

Family - to leave or not to leave

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TEK partnering with Helsinki Pride for the fifth year running

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What is TEK?

TEK is a trade union for academic engineers and architects in Finland.

In Finland, trade unions work closely with the employers’ organisations to ensure that the Finnish market is open, fair and competitive. On a personal level, this means that we negotiate the framework for employment conditions and salaries on your behalf, to make sure you have fair working conditions.

We are a professional organisation that supports you in your career. By becoming a member, you will have access to our experts, who can advise you on any issues regarding your work life in Finland. Through our services, we will help you make informed choices in all aspects of your career, from how to get your foot in the market to navigating Finnish work life.

Get to know our services in more detail below.

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Services and benefits

As a TEK member you have access to the best tools for building your career, as well as valuable benefits!

Employment and law

Job search and career

Salary

Unemployment insurance

Work life in Finland

Wellbeing

Membership benefits

Events and trainings

Research

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How can we best serve you?

We offer a wide range of membership services to support you at different stages in your career. 

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Graduated

Job seeker

Unemployed

Entrepreneur

If you're not yet a TEK member, join now!

Latest news and blogs

Mario Fürst
Organisation
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"Finns are cool" – and visiting TEK was a part of Austrian shop steward training

Being a shop steward is quite similar in Austria and Finland, says Mario Fürst, Automation Engineer and shop steward from Borealis Austria. He visited TEK for 3,5 weeks as a part of his shop steward training.
Porukka istuu portailla.
Work life
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Start your entrepreneurial journey – and make the most of our benefits

As a member of TEK, you have access to a wide range of online content, legal advice and discounts for entrepreneurs. You are also welcome to our events to get to know other entrepreneurs!
Piirros henkilöstä, joka kantaa suurta paperipinoa, läppäriä ja kelloa.
Work life
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How much overtime do TEK members work?

Under the Working Hours Act, regular working hours shall not exceed eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. Overtime is defined as work that exceeds these maximum limits.
Sammakkoperspektiivistä otettu kuva ihmisestä, joka työntää lastenvaunuja.
Work life
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Parents should share their family leave

If both parents in a family are working, which parent should stay at home to take care of the child? That is, if we think about the question from a financial point of view.
Kahden eri ihmisen kädet muodostavat sydämen sateenkaarilipun edessä.
Society
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TEK partnering with Helsinki Pride for the fifth year running

The Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK works on behalf of more equal work life. As part of this work, TEK supports the work of Helsinki Pride as an official Support Partner.
Manu Kiiskilä esittelee työtään Tutki-Kokeile-Kehitä 2024 finaalissa.
Students
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Young people developed a human-like chess machine and a computer vision that learns using less data

This year’s winners of the TuKoKe science competition for children and young people came from Tampere and Taipalsaari, as well as from Maunula, Puistola and Etelä-Haaga in Helsinki. The name TuKoKe stands for “tutki, kokeile, kehitä,” meaning “explore, experiment, develop.”
Vanhemmat pienen lapsen kanssa kotona.
Work life
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How people in technology workplaces think about parental leaves

Parents with young children are familiar with the parental leave reform, and they feel that it contributes to a more even distribution of family leave between parents. Those working in the field of technology feel that the employers’ attitudes are supportive of families, and that the use of family leave is mostly welcomed in the workplace. For example, more than 90% of parents of children under school age think that their employer offers sufficient support for reconciling work and family life. On the other hand, there is a fair amount of uncertainty around family leave, and some parents with young children feel that the use of family leave may pose a threat to their career development.
Teemu Hankamäki katsoo suoraan kameraan.
Work life
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TEK found 10 flaws in the bill on local collective bargaining – read the full list of proposed amendments

The Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK believes that the starting point for extending local collective bargaining should be a balance between freedoms and responsibilities. More freedoms are now being granted, but the equal conditions for contract negotiations and contract monitoring and sanctions are not addressed or increased. The bill should be amended in this respect.
Teemu Hankamäki katsoo kameraan sisätiloissa.
Work life
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TEK proposes giving up the staggering of earnings-related daily allowance – especially highly educated professionals would be hit hard

The Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK is opposed to the government’s proposal to lower the amount of earnings-related daily allowance, or the so-called staggering of earnings-related daily allowance. “Highly educated professionals have little influence over this, despite being active.”