Starting to invest is easier than you believe – and it can also be your first step towards financial peace of mind

Financial peace of mind is above all a question of how we perceive our financial situation to be and how this affects us: can I do the things I want to do and live the kind of life I aspire to live? Can I afford to take study leave, to travel, or to spend more time with my family when I want to?

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Akava’s objectives for the EU elections 2019: A strong EU means a strong Finland

A strong EU means a strong Finland, stresses Akava(the Confederation of Unions for Professionals and Managerial Staff in Finland) in its objectives for the EU elections 2019. Akava would like to see a competent and educated Europe with solid economic growth as well as a functional internal market and mobility. Akava’s objective is for Europe to seriously invest in science, research and sustainable development.

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Akava’s Career guru provides guidance on matters related to working life

Career guru, Akava’s chatbot, was designed to help young adults with matters related to working life. The objective of the career guru is to provide those aged 20–35 with more information about Akava, its affiliates and trade unionisation in general.

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What is Akava?

Akava is a trade union confederation of affiliates for highly educated people. Together, Akava’s 36 affiliates have unionized more than half a million employees and professionals. The members of Akava affiliates include employees, as well as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Akava members work in expert, teaching and managerial positions. Membership in Akava can be based on one’s field of study, degree or profession.

Find your own union

Akava and its affiliates have developed the search engine Jä  to help you figure out which Akava affiliate is most suitable for you.

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News from the Finnish labour market

28.11.2018 Self-employed workers need more bargaining power

A trade union movement working party called Itset has published a list of goals to improve the situation of self-employed workers.

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29.10.2018 Unions suspend industrial action after Government backs off on bill to ease dismissals

The trade unions have interrupted their ongoing acts of industrial action to negotiate with the Finnish Government on their new proposal for labour market legislation.

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16.10.2018 Akava's president Sture Fjäder addressed the Tripartite Social Summit

Akava's president Sture Fjäder addressed the Tripartite Social Summit in Brussels today, foucusing on the Multi-annual Financial Framework 2012-2027. He called for more funds for Erasmus+ and Horizon programmes, which are future-oriented EU programmes. Their size should be doubled to strengthen employability and the knowledge-based Europe.

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16.10.2018 Unions view Government call for a confidence vote over dismissal legislation as political theatre

PM Sipilä wants to undermine trade union movement resistance to the planned law allowing for easy dismissal in small companies by calling for a confidence vote in Parliament.

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10.10.2018 The dismissal bill dispute escalates - and might get even worse

The dispute over Government efforts to make it easier to dismiss employees in small companies has not abated. Quite the contrary.

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