International Activity

In international activities the emphasis lies nowadays with the European Union. More and more legislation, binding regulation and guiding principles are being drafted in the EU that directly affect Tehy members, such as large part of the labour legislation. For this reason Tehy closely monitors all developments in the EU and keeps in touch with Finnish members of the European Parliament.

Also, maintaining and strengthening social dialogue, i.e. negotiations and agreements between the social partners at the European level is a key focus. Tehy participates in the social dialogue in the hospital sector and in the local and regional government sector. 

One important aspect of the international activities of Tehy is co-operation in developing countries. Also, migration issues and ethical recruitment is even more important now because of global mobility of health care personnel.

Tehy co-operates with the following organizations:


Public Service International (PSI)

European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)

Nordisk Offentliganställdas Fackliga Organisation (NOFS)



Trade Union Solidarity Center of Finland (SASK)



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