Join Tehy

Being a member of Tehy is worth it! We make the working life of qualified health and social care professionals, early childhood education and care and rehabilitation professionals better. We negotiate salaries and terms of employment in the sector. We have the power to make a change!


Become a member

  • Becoming a member of Tehy is easy: all you need to do is provide our membership assistant with your information.
  • You can become a full member or a student member.
  • This will take about five minutes.

When joining us, you can also choose whether to become a member of the Unemployment Fund of Social and Healthcare workers. The fund membership secures your livelihood if you become unemployed or furloughed. We pay the unemployment fund’s member fee for you! 

Your Tehy membership will begin on the submission day of the membership form and is valid immediately.

Student membership

The student membership is free of charge if you are studying for your first degree in social care, health care or education. You also get all of Tehy’s member benefits. In addition, student members are granted a leisure time accident insurance. Read more about student membership

Call us

You can also become a member by calling the number 09 5422 7200 (open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Become a member using the membership form

If you do not want to use our membership assistant, you can also join us by filling in the traditional membership form.

Become a full member here (form available in Finnish and Swedish) if you have a degree or qualification in the social welfare, health care, education or rehabilitation field.

Become a student member here (form available in Finnish and Swedish) if you are currently studying for your first degree or qualification in the field. Student membership is free of charge!

If you wish to fill out the form in English, please fill this PDF form and print it out. For the payment of the union fee, choose "Employer will deduct from wages". Mail your completed application form, the page A2 to Tehy without delay to activate your membership benefits: Tehy ry, PL 34, 00060 Tehy.

Upon becoming a member, you will receive a membership number by e-mail and text message. After that, you can log in to the member service. Your membership will be activated within approximately three weekdays.

If you need help in filling out the form, please ask a Tehy member or your shop steward for help! 

As a member, you will receive: 

  • employment relationship advice
  • support and help from a union representative at your workplace
  • legal help
  • Tehy will pay for you membership fee for the unemployment fund.
  • insurance needed in your work
  • free training courses and events
  • the Tehy magazine
  • valuable benefits for holidays, leisure time and insurance, as well as offers from numerous co-operation partners. 

Membership fee

If you are a working member, your membership fee is 1.1% of your taxable salary income. It includes the membership fee for the Unemployment Fund for Health and Social Care Professionals if you have selected to be a member of the unemployment fund. The fee is €8 per month at the least and €600 per year at the most.