Join Tehy

Welcome aboard! You can join Tehy if you work in the social care, healthcare or early childhood education sector or are a student in any of these sectors. We have over 160,000 members and are the largest union in our sectors.


Become a member

  • Becoming a member of Tehy is easy: all you need to do is provide our membership assistant with your information (select the preferred language from the top right corner).
  • 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. 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.

It is safe to join a trade union in Finland. 

A union supports its members in all situations in working life. We want our members to feel safe in their jobs. We also want to bring joy and energy to their lives outside of work.