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Developers of the simulator technology.
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In perfect harmony – Akava’s panel lacking major drama

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Green transition requires skilled engineers and collaboration across the Nordics

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

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Work life in Finland

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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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Latest news and blogs

Eeva Lehtimäki, Jari Jokinen ja Maria Löfgren istumassa Akavan studiossa.
Organisation
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In perfect harmony – Akava’s panel lacking major drama

During Akava’s first presidential panel, candidates Jari Jokinen and Maria Löfgren were very much in agreement on things, even to a surprising extent. Differences could be found in the highlights of their work experience.
Developers of the simulator technology.
Technology
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Improving Finland's competitiveness

Here are the finalists for the Finnish Engineering Award 2022.
Opiskelijoita haalarit jalassa aurinkopaneelin edessä.
Society
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Green transition requires skilled engineers and collaboration across the Nordics

According to ANE’s recent report, there is a need for a diverse set of engineering skills in the Nordics to achieve the green transition. Each Nordic country has a slightly different focus on green technologies and therefore different skill requirements as well. The report also identifies a need to harmonize the Nordic market.
Lakiasiantuntija, asiakas, lakipalvelu, toimisto
Work life
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Price yourself right

Agreeing on a lowball salary is not a smart move for the employer either: it does not motivate high performance or ensure commitment, but instead the employee will be constantly looking for a new job.
kahvikuppi, johon heijastuu sateenkaari
Students
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LGBTIQ+ career development takes more work

Technology students who belong to sexual and/or gender minorities see more risks in their future than students who do not belong to these minorities.
Jari Jokinen kuvattuna TEKin toimistolla
Organisation
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Jari Jokinen is TEK’s candidate for Akava presidency – “Public debate is a team sport”

The board of the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK has unanimously decided to support Jari Jokinen as he stands for the Akava presidency. Jokinen points out that the opinions and demands of the members towards unions are changing, and Akava must keep up with this development.
Daniel Valtakari, TEK
Organisation
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Blog: Research background is useful in lobbying

On a European level, I want to empower personnel to participate more in decision-making that concerns them. In terms of university collaboration, I already have my eyes set on this winter’s salary negotiations in academia.
Vastavalmistuneita ruohikolla
Students
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Already one in three university degrees in technology are delayed due to coping issues

“Aside from being a human problem, wearing out future talent while they are still at school is socially unsustainable,” says Director of Public Affairs Juhani Nokela from Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK.
Kuvassa on TEKille diplomityönsä tehnyt Antti Ilmavirta
Students
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Technology students’ associations strive for more inclusive activities

Antti Ilmavirta's thesis found that the associations that provide freshman education consider their activities to be inclusive, but also identify areas that need to be improved. Ilmavirta will now be able to use the lessons learned from his thesis as the Executive Director of the Aalto University Student Union.