Union meeting 

The union meeting of the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers is the highest decision-making body in our organisation. The union meeting is organised twice a year: in the spring and in the autumn. In the meeting, the members and associations are represented more extensively than the Board. Each association’s number of representatives in the union meeting depends on its number of members. As of the year 2020, the union meetings of the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers will primarily be organised in two languages; the representatives may choose to speak Finnish and/or English. This language policy makes us pioneers in both the Finnish trade union sector and the field of organisations.

The autumn union meeting lays out the guidelines and budget for the next year, whereas the spring meeting reviews the activities and financial statements of the previous year and decides on the formal approval of the actions of the previous year’s board. The union’s Board prepares and presents the matters in the agenda for the union meetings. If a member association wants a specific matter to be discussed at the ordinary union meeting, it must submit a justified written proposal to the board. The proposal must be submitted to the board at least 30 days prior to the union meeting.

Union Board 2024

Composition of the Board of the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers 2024

Tero Karjalainen (Association of Researchers and Teachers in Eastern Finland)

Vice Presidents
Sanni Tiitinen (Samkot) and Pauli Väisänen (The University of Oulu Academics OUTI)

Regular member Organisation   Deputy member Organisation 
Tommi Mäklin  HYT Joanna Töyräänvuori HYT
Juha Ylisalo  TuT Elina Pelto TuT
Stefan Baumeister  JYTTE Matti Leppäniemi JYTTE
Paula Silvén  TATTE Aura Lounasmaa TATTE
Jussi Hyvärinen  INA Kirsi Heino INA
Marko Helenius  3T Jorma Laaksonen ATTE
Hanna Lempinen  LaTi Saara Koikkalainen ITTE
Konsta Happonen  SATY Ville Kellokumpu OUTI