Benefit from membership, guide 2023

Union membership protects you in the working life. As a member, you are not left alone when you need help or advice. You have the support of our community of 115,000 members. Also, get to know your membership benefits which are worth thousands of euros.

11.05.2023 Publication
Guidebook for OAJ members working in higher education

If you are a teacher or researcher working at a university or university of applied sciences, OAJ is the trade union for you! The operations and structure of OAJ are described in brief in our Member Guide and in more detail on OAJ's website. We recommend reading the Member Guide and this guide together.

06.09.2021 Publication
Member Guide

Union membership protects you in the working life. As a member, you are not left alone when you need help or advice. You have the support of our community of 116,000 members.

01.06.2021 Publication
Improvements needed in working conditions, work planning and salary issues

The survey reveals the views of YLL’s members on salaries, work loads and well-being at work. What is positive is that more than 70% of the members who responded enjoy their work, are satisfied with their own work, develop in their work and feel that their competence is getting stronger. There is, however, a lot that needs to be developed and improved in working conditions, work planning and salary issues. This becomes clear from the responses.

08.11.2019 Publication
OAJ - The interest organization for teachers

The Trade Union of Education in Finland, OAJ, is an independent trade union, not linked to any political party, with ca. 120,000 members. Every 9 out 10 teachers in Finland is a OAJ member. OAJ is the sixth largest trade union in the country.

26.03.2019 Publication
Integration Compass 2019

Education helps us ensure that culture is shared by all people living and arriving in Finland. We must offer education and training to people of all ages. Competent teachers at every step from early childhood education and care (ECEC) to adult education and training want to work towards promoting the studies and employment of everyone in Finland. OAJ treats internationality as well as cultural and people diversity as an opportunity. Although considerable effort has been taken to promote integration, there is still work to be done. OAJ highlights that education is the best form of integration.

07.03.2019 Publication
Solutions for Europe 2019

Inequality, social exclusion or for example unemployment and increasing lack of skilled people in Finland as elsewhere in Europe demands new thinking from us. When the future seems uncertain and insecure, we need solutions which build a better tomorrow and future. Fortunately, we already know the answer, don’t we? Education. Training. Science. Research. #koulutusratkaisee

02.03.2019 Publication
Integration Compass

OAJ sees internationality and multiculturalism as part of Finnish society and as an enriching component in the lives of Finnish people. That is why we have for years emphasised that education is the best integration policy. Even though it is a widely known and recognised fact, we still think Finland has not been able to take enough concrete measures to promote integration. That is why OAJ has devised the Integration Compass.

11.02.2016 Publication