About Us

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

  • Tehy represents qualified health care professionals, social workers 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 and has over 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. 


  • 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
  • works to improve conditions in the workplace, as well as occupational health and safety
  • influences legislation and health and social care reforms

Tehy brochure in English