Changes in membership during 2021
At its meeting on 24 March, the Board of Technology Industries of Finland decided that Technology Industries of Finland will no longer negotiate national collective agreements. A new employers' association, Teknologiateollisuuden työnantajat ry, will be responsible for collective bargaining activities at the national level, with the association operating as a sub-organisation of and in close cooperation with Technology Industries of Finland. Technology Industries of Finland will continue as a labour market and industrial policy lobbyist offering employment contracting services and support for the conclusion of any company-specific collective agreements for member companies that do not join the new employers' association.
The objective of the organisational change of the federation is to create better conditions for bargaining taking place in companies. No immediate actions are required from companies in relation to the change.
In the future, Technology Industries of Finland will be responsible for lobbying related to labour market and industrial policies and it will provide employment-related support to companies wishing to negotiate company-specific collective agreements. This means that if a company decides not to join the new employers’ association, it can negotiate a company-specific collective agreement with the support of Technology Industries of Finland or not negotiate at all. Employment services are also available to the members of Technology Industries of Finland.
How will membership in Technology Industries of Finland change?
All member companies will remain members of Technology Industries of Finland. Only the members of Technology Industries of Finland are eligible to become members of Teknologiateollisuuden työnantajat ry. In other words, each member company can be a member of either Technology Industries of Finland or a member of both associations. The employers' association acts as a sub-organisation of Technology Industries of Finland.
The employers' association will contact the member companies of Technology Industries of Finland when it is possible to join the association. More detailed information on the association’s activities will also be provided in this connection. Companies can join the association in August after the rule changes concerning the operation of Technology Industries of Finland have been approved at federation meetings.
The membership fee is the same regardless of whether the company is a member of Technology Industries of Finland only or a member of both associations.
Membership in Technology Industries of Finland until August 2021
The Technology Industries of Finland is an association for companies in the metals industry, the mechanical engineering and metal products industry, the electronics and electrotechnical industry, the information technology industry, consulting engineering, and for companies engaged in comparable or related activities regardless of their raw material base.
Companies that can be deemed established, i.e. those which have been in operation for at least one year, can be accepted as members of the Association.
The membership application is made in writing. The application must state the name and places of business of the company applying for membership, a description of its activities and place of business, its net sales, the average number of employees, their wages and salaries, and any other information that may be requested by the Association.
The Board of Directors of the Technology Industries of Finland will make the decision on membership. When a company joins the Association, it also becomes a member of the Confederation of Finnish Industries, EK.
The Labour Market department of the Technology Industries of Finland provides its member companies with such things as support in the interpretation and application of collective labour agreements and labour legislation, consulting services in various development projects in the labour market and in productivity, legal advice, and training in employment-related issues.
In relation to the reform of Finland's industrial relations model, it is also key to raising expertise and preparedness in local bargaining using the various support activities of the Technology Industries of Finland.
In addition, the Association provides telephone advice for members, innovation activities, development projects, internationalisation services, special issues for SMEs, information on environmental issues and technical legislation.
Members pay an annual membership fee, which is determined for one calendar year at a time at the Association’s autumn meeting. The membership fee is based on the member company’s payroll in Finland, including fringe benefits.
Members are obliged to provide the Association with annual information on the number of employees, membership fee criteria, and other information on their operations in accordance with Association guidelines. The information provided is kept confidential.
Membership information and applications:
Tel. +358 9 192 31