About Tehy

Tehy is the largest trade union in Finland for health and social care professionals.

All members of Tehy are qualified professionals who have a degree in health or social care or are studying to become a qualified health or social care professional.

Of its 160 000 members, 20 000 are students. The unionization rate in the health care sector is over 90 per cent. Tehy members work both in the public and private sectors.

Tehy’s main goal is to supervise and improve the economical, professional and social interests of its members.

Tehy - The Union of Health and Social Care Professionals in Finland

  • Tehy represents qualified social care, health care, rehabilitation and early education professionals and students of these professions in both the private and the public sectors.
  • Tehy is the largest trade union for health and social care professionals serving more than 160 000 members.
  • Tehy was established in 1982.
  • Tehy is a politically pluralistic organization.
  • The main goal of Tehy is to supervise and improve the economical, professional and social interests of its members. 

Tehy

  • negotiates collective agreements
  • gives guidance and support in work-related matters
  • offers legal aid to members and takes disputes to court, if necessary
  • provides trade union education and training
  • gathers statistics and research data to support the work of representing the interests of its members
  • campaigns to improve working conditions and occupational health and safety
  • influences legislation and health and social care reforms