Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
Akava, the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland, is a trade union confederation for those with university, professional or other high-level education.
Akava is continuously growingAkava has more than 30 affiliates with altogether half a million unionised members working as employees, entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals in either the public or private sector. The members join one of Akava’s affiliates based on their field of study, degree, profession or position.
The members of all Akava affiliates typically serve in management or expert positions in fields such as education, technology or medicine. Additionally, Akava has 100,000 student members.
In Finland, approximately 70 per cent of all highly educated citizens are members of one of Akava’s affiliates. Further information