About Tehy

Tehy is the largest trade union in Finland for qualified health and social care, early childhood education and care and rehabilitation professionals and students of these disciplines.

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

  • Tehy represents qualified health care, social care, early childhood education and care and rehabilitation 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. The unionization rate in the health care sector is over 90 per cent.
  • 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. 


  • negotiates collective agreements
  • gives guidance and support in work-related matters to members
  • 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.