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Full name Confederation of Unions for Academic Professionals in Finland
Founded 1950
Members 556,000 (2012)
Country Finland
Affiliation ITUC, NFS, ETUC, TUAC
Key people Sture Fjäder, president
Office location Helsinki, Finland

The Confederation of Unions for Academic Professionals in Finland (Akava) is a trade union confederation in Finland. It represents employees with university-level, professional or other high-level training. It has a membership of 556,000.

Akava is a central organization i.e. the individual members are not personally members of Akava but of a trade union which is a member of Akava. Akava has 35 member unions, the largest of which are the Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ), the Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers (TEK), the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland UIL), the Finnish Association of Business School Graduates (SEFE) and Tradenomiliitto.

Akava is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation, the Council of Nordic Trade Unions, and the European Trade Union Confederation.

Akava is one of the three central organizations representing Finnish employees, the other two being the Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees (STTK) and the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK).

External links

  • website in English
Organized labour portal

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